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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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


shell -- cylinder seal -- boat scenes -- god in boat


shell -- cylinder seal -- building activities -- ziqqurat


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. 895.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM31406


excavation number: Ag. 36:446


provenience: Tell Agrab

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

material: shell

date: Early Dynastic (ca. 2900 - 2400 BC)

description:
Upper register: god in boat preceded and followed by quadrupeds; plow and drill holes in field; lower register: seated horned god holding plant or ear of grain watches five kilted men adding material to triangular structure, probably a ziggurat.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:27:44
created: May 25, 2005
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