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cylinder seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    89714

  • Description

    Quartz var chalcedony (brown white jasper) cylinder seal; the suppliant goddess (with necklace counterweight?) and a worshipper in a crested cap and fringed robe, with hands clasped, face a seated deified king holding a cup beneath a star-disc and crescent. There is a base-line beneath the scene; there is a fault across the seal.

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  • Culture/period

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.9 centimetres
    • Diameter: 1.85 centimetres
    • Height: 1.125 inches
    • Diameter: 0.75 inches
    • Height: 1.125 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Transliteration

        dingir-mu-ta-bil, ishib inanna zabalam, dumu shu-i-li.
      • Inscription Translation

        Ilum-muttabbil, purification-priest of Inanna of Zabalam, son of Shu-ili.
  • Curator's comments

    There is a deeply cut line across the bottom of the king's robe and the stool which is out of keeping with the rest of the design.

  • Bibliography

    • King, CT 21 1 (cross-reference about inscription) bibliographic details
    • Collon 1986a 64 bibliographic details
    • Collon 1986a pl.IX bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1863

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    89714

  • Registration number

    1863,0421.11

Quartz var chalcedony (brown white jasper) cylinder seal; the suppliant goddess (with necklace counterweight?) and a  worshipper in a crested cap and fringed robe, with hands clasped, face a seated deified king holding a cup beneath a star-disc and crescent. There is a base-line beneath the scene; there is a fault across the seal.

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