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cylinder seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    89897

  • Description

    Hematite cylinder seal; the king with a mace faces the suppliant goddess beneath three drill holes. To this scene was added a small figure of a the god in a ladder-patterned robe facing right. Line border round the bottom of the seal; three-line inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.2 centimetres
    • Diameter: 1.05 centimetres
    • Height: 0.875 inches
    • Diameter: 0.375 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ur-sag-kud, dumu nu-ur-suen, ir nin-urta.
      • Inscription Translation

        Ur-Sagkud, son of Nur-Sin, servant of Ninurta.
      • Inscription Comment

        Line two: the sign ur is inscribed in reverse.
  • Bibliography

    • Collon 1986a 211 bibliographic details
    • Collon 1986a A.9, p.27 bibliographic details
    • Leichty E et al 1988a p.300 bibliographic details
    • Collon 1986a pl.XVII bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Acquisition notes

    This collection was acquired by the museum as a result of Budge's fourth mission to Egypt and Mesopotamia in 1890-91. The mission was primarily intended to excavate at Der (Tell ed-Der) and neighbouring sites, including Sippar. A brief account was given in the Trustees minutes. There are more details of his precise movements during this mission in pp.xix-xxiv of the Leichty catalogue index. According to p.xxiv of the Leighty catalogue index "Assyriologists have been content with proposition that the bulk of this collection came from Sippar or it's vicinity" and "there seems to be no compelling reason why any of these should be given a Der provenance".

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    89897

  • Registration number

    1891,0509.2573

Obsidian cylinder seal; the king with a mace (only the head was carved) faces the suppliant goddess (with necklace counterweight); badly chipped, especially along the lower edge, and there is a crack across part of the inscription. The large chip where wi

Group of Objects

Obsidian cylinder seal; the king with a mace (only the head was carved) faces the suppliant goddess (with necklace counterweight); badly chipped, especially along the lower edge, and there is a crack across part of the inscription. The large chip where wi

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