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cylinder seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    102551

  • Description

    Serpentine cylinder seal; the king with a mace faces the suppliant goddess; between them are a disc on a crescent-stand above a small nude goddess. Behind the suppliant goddess is a bull standing facing right on a dais, supporting a lightning fork; inscribed; king's head-dress chipped; rebored.

  • Culture/period

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2.65 centimetres
    • Diameter: 1.2 centimetres
    • Length: 1 inches
    • Diameter: 0.5 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ishkur, sha-la.
      • Inscription Translation

        Adad, Shala.
  • Bibliography

    • Collon 1986a 279 bibliographic details
    • Collon 1986a pl.XXII bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair; chipped.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1908

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    102551

  • Registration number

    1908,0411.59

Serpentine cylinder seal; the king with a mace faces the suppliant goddess; between them are a disc on a crescent-stand above a small nude goddess. Behind the suppliant goddess is a bull standing facing right on a dais, supporting a lightning fork; inscribed; king's head-dress chipped; rebored.

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