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shell -- cylinder seal -- gods -- god in boat


shell -- cylinder seal -- building activities -- ziqqurat


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region. Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 383.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM27192


excavation number: Kh. VI 68


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.5 x 1.5

material: shell

date: Early Dynastic III (ca. 2500 - 2350 BC)

description:
Upper register: possibly sun-god in boat; lower register: building of ziggurat.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:24:57
created: February 14, 2004
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