Courtesy Ephraim Stern/The Tel Dor Project

This cylinder seal found at Dor, shown with a modern clay impression, depicts a king doing battle with two horned griffins—a common Assyrian ornamental motif. Palm trees bracket the scene, which also includes two incense altars, one on each side of the king. Like the stamp seal, the cylinder seal may have been used by Assyrian officials in the course of their administrative duties at Dor.