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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- presentation scene


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- Shamash


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- sun god


stone -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- libra


stone -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- staff with nine globes


stone -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- presentation scene


stone -- cylinder seal -- heroic figure -- hero -- nude


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region. Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 426.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM48445


excavation number: Kh. VIII 226


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.3 x 1

material: hematite

date: Old Babylonian (ca. 1800 - 1700 BC)

description:
One standing and one kneeling worshipper facing sun-god with one foot on mountain and holding staff with seven globes; nude hero from whose hands fall streams rendered by dots; staff with nine globes, rosette, libra, and indefinable object in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:13
created: March 5, 2004
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