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


stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- snake dragon


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


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. 649.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM19790


excavation number: As. 33:104


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
4.5 x 4.5

material: unbaked clay

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Ancient impression on clay; god enthroned on dragon before fire altar; minor deity introducing worshipper.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:26:23
created: November 26, 2004
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