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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- cultic scene -- sexual intercourse


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. 559.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM15630


excavation number: As. 32:934


provenience: Tell Asmar

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

material: limestone

date: Early Dynastic (ca. 2900 - 2400 BC)

description:
"Sacred Marriage" scene: two figures lying on couch in process of sexual intercourse; scorpion beneath couch, standing figure beside couch; vase with drinking tubes, crescent, and five drill holes in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:56
created: October 25, 2004
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