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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- Shamash


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- sun god


stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological scene -- gate of heaven


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. 402.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM42549


excavation number: Kh. IX 18


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
1.9 x 1.2

material: black stone

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Shamash rising on eastern mountains holds saw and mace; attendant opens gates.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:04
created: February 22, 2004
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