Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Early Old Babylonian Period, Isin-Larsa Period
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Ancient Near Eastern. Cylinder Seal, 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)
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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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