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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83062


excavation number: UmH111


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
Height: 2.4 cm, Diam: 1.4 cm

material: basalt

date: Akkadian? (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Black stone cylinder seal. Scene: standing human figure with fringed robe, right hand upraised in greeting. This figure faces a god in a two-wheeled chariot pulled by an equid. The god holds a whip. There is a star-in-disk in the field. The ends of the seal incised with grooves. There is a three-line inscription.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:07
created: March 4, 2005
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