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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- Ea / Enki


stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- bird-man


stone -- cylinder seal -- plants -- trees


stone -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- presentation scene
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Nippur Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM77296


excavation number: 12N625?


provenience: Nippur

dimension(s) (in cm):
Length: 3.7 cm, Diam: 2.5 cm

material: black stone

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Watergod (Ea / Enki) seated facing right, confronted by two gods flanking birdman which is presented as a prisoner. Tree behind seated god. Crescent and star in field.

status: stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:46
created: May 10, 2006
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