Black hematite cylinder seal; presentation scene; the suppliant goddess, with hands raised, and the robed king with an animal (gazelle or kid) offering face the ascending sun god who rests his foot on a trapezoidal chequer-board mountain beneath a sun-disc and crescent. A deity in a flounced robe, with hands clasped stands on a two-tiered, panelled dais and faces a goddess in a flounced robe (full-face with long side-locks), who holds a double lion-headed mace and stands on two addorsed, couchant lions. There is a line border round the bottom of the seal. In the field between the figures is an inscription; slightly chipped.


Thing

Made Of
hematite
Type of Thing
cylinder seal
Exhibition History
Exhibited: 1997, 'Das Siegel'
Subject
mammal, arms/armour, deity, sun/moon, king/queen, landscape

Place

Made In
Sippar

Time

Acquired In
1841
Period/Culture
Old Babylonian

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