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shell -- cylinder seal -- gods -- fertility god


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. 611.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM15610


excavation number: As. 32:598


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
4 x 2.4

material: shell

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Long-haired bearded god of fertility holding stalks of grain in each hand, while other stalks spring from left shoulder; on his robe and in the field at either side are pairs of stalks; goddess of fertility (unfinished), holding plants in each hand, in front of him; two indistinct figures and personage (unfinished) with trailing robe (or lion skin) behind him.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:26:12
created: November 24, 2004
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