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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- monkey


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- tortoise


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. 957.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Is. 34:1


provenience: Ishchali

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.3 x 1.4

material: gray stone

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

description:
Beardless worshipper accompanied by interceding goddess before bearded figure holding cup and enthroned on dais; rampant winged dragon devouring kneeling bearded man; dragon passant, crouching monkey, tortoise, and sun-and-crescent symbol in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:09
created: June 1, 2005
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