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stone -- cylinder seal -- inscription


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. 772.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM27217


excavation number: As. 35:72


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.1 x 1.1

material: gray stone

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

description:
Two figures in long robes, each with one hand uplifted, flanking kilted figure; crescent and two indeterminable objects in field; inscription: "(God) Shamash!"

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:27:02
created: March 22, 2005
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