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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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shell -- cylinder seal -- gods -- presentation scene


shell -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- altar


shell -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- presentation scene


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. 438.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM15423


excavation number: Kh. II 45


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
3 x 1.4

material: shell

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Minor deity introducing worshipper approaches deity seated before altar and probably holding two branches.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:17
created: March 9, 2004
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