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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- storm god


stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- Adad


stone -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- libra


stone -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- moon crescent


stone -- cylinder seal -- fill element / accessories -- lightning bolt


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. 921.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Is. 34:74


provenience: Ishchali

dimension(s) (in cm):
2 x 1

material: black stone

date: Old Babylonian (ca. 1800 - 1700 BC)

description:
Worshipper before Adad, who holds forked lightning and stands with one foot on mountain; indistinct figure with flounced robe and pointed cap may represent minor goddess; libra, snake, sun-and-crescent standard, and sign for "god" in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:27:55
created: May 28, 2005
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