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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- libation


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- chariot


stone -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- libation
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83075


excavation number: UmH140


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
Height: 3.5 cm, Diam: 2.2 cm

material: pink stone (felsite)

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Pink stone cylinder seal. Scene: two standing human figures with arms raised in greeting facing a god standing in a four-wheeled chariot pulled by a bull. The figure in front of the bull is pouring water from a small vessel onto the ground. The god holds a whip in one hand and the reins in the other. The surface is badly worn at the two standing figures. material: felsite.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:13
created: March 4, 2005
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