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clay -- sealing -- gods -- Shamash


clay -- sealing -- gods -- Lamma goddess


clay -- sealing -- animals -- lion


clay -- sealing -- cultic scene -- presentation scene


clay -- sealing -- combat -- male versus animal


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. 942.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM27776


excavation number: Is. 35:77


provenience: Ishchali

dimension(s) (in cm):
6.5 x 3.8

material: unbaked clay

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

description:
Ancient impression on clay; Shamash holding saw and seated on throne receives worshipper holding sacrificial kid; throne is ornamented with mountain pattern and standing on dais which also supports the god's footstool; worshipper is followed by small male figure and long-robed figure, probably a goddess; nude hero subdues lion.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:05
created: May 28, 2005
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