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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- presentation scene


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bird


stone -- cylinder seal -- plants -- trees


stone -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- presentation scene
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83077


excavation number: UmH147


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
extant height: 1.7 cm, diam: 0.9 cm

material: basalt

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Fragment of a cylinder seal. Presentation scene: seated goddess on right facing left; human being led by god (?); bird (?) in front of seated goddess, crescent in field, tree behind seated goddess. Surface poorly preserved.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:05
created: March 3, 2005
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