Ancient Near Eastern. <em>Cylinder Seal</em>, 2000-1850 B.C.E. Hematite, 7/8 x Diam. 1/2 in. (2.2 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X20.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X20.11_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Cylinder Seal

Artist:Ancient Near EasternBabylonian

Medium: Hematite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2000-1850 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7/8 x Diam. 1/2 in. (2.2 x 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: X20.11

Image: CUR.X20.11_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Seal, hematite, pierced lengthwise. Worship scene: A worshipper and a suppliant goddess approach an enthroned king who holds a cup in his right hand. He is seated on a stool with a flounced covering and is raised on a platform. In the field: sun-disk and crescent before the king, vase and cylindrical vessel (?) before the goddess. Two vertical rows of inscription, each with DINGIR sign, the determinative for a deity. Condition: Good. Some metallic content in stone at lower edge.

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