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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- Shamash


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


stone -- cylinder seal -- architecture -- gate of heaven


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Nippur Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM56494


excavation number: 3N69


provenience: Nippur

dimension(s) (in cm):
Length: 3.2 cm, Diam: 1.9-2.0 cm

material: mottled tan and buff ston

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Sun god rising between two mountains in gate of heaven.

status: stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:29
created: August 2, 2005
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