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Conical stamp seal: with an oval and slightly convex base. It is made of light grey chalcedony with a modern gold setting. The base is slightly convex; on the base, a standing bull faces left but looks over its shoulder towards the right; its tail is curved up over its back. Above is an eight-rayed star. Below is a palmette, and behind is a crescent. On the side Gula, goddess of healing, sits on a throne, the back of which is decorated with five drill-holes representing stars; it rests on her recumbent dog. She wears a tall, star-topped, horned head-dress and a dress with fringes down the front, across the knees and around the hem; she raises one hand and holds her dog's lead in the other. A bearded worshipper stands facing her and raises one hand; he wears a shawl with a deep fringe wrapped over a fringed robe.
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Height: 2.40 centimetres
Length: 1.70 centimetres (base)
Width: 1.50 centimetres (base)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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