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stone -- cylinder seal -- worn / indistinct design


seal + modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq). .
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM80618


excavation number: AbS1230


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2.55; diam.: 1.25

material: gypsum or possibly very worn frit

date: -

description:
The surface is worn and had copper staining on one end when found. The design was deeply cut. A human figure with a long skirt stands with its left arm raised towards a seated figure, perhaps a goddess. His right arm bends downwards from the elbow and points towards an animal with two horns, backward facing head, short upstanding tail and foreshortened body. There is an independent motif in the field behind them.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:33
created: April 27, 2004
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