Haematite cylinder seal; on either side of a god in ascending posture, who holds a rod-with-balls, stand two robed suppliant figures, one male wearing a high round-topped hat and raising one hand and one female with her hair in a kerchief (?), a necklace counterweight, a plain robe and with both hands raised. Before her are a star-disc and crescent and a crook and behind her stands the nude hero (full-face) who holds a vessel against his chest. All the figures stand on a base-line. The drill has been used for the rod-with-balls, the sun-disc (a drill-hole rosette) and the "mountain" on which the god places his foot. There is some indication that the last line of the inscription was erased and recut; there are traces of recutting of the first sign, the nude hero's curls are missing on one side and his left arm and leg muscle have been recut.

An00556267 001 l


Found In
Iraq, South
Made In


Acquired In
18thC BC(late)-17thC BC
Old Babylonian

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