COMPASS Title: Greenstone seal of Adda

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89115

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COMPASS Title: Greenstone seal of Adda

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  • COMPASS Title: Greenstone seal of Adda

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  • COMPASS Image Caption:Seal impression

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  • COMPASS Image Caption:Seal

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  • Greenstone cylinder seal; hunting god (full-face) with a bow and an arrow (?) over his shoulder; a quiver with tassel attched hands on his back. On the left hand mountain stands a small tree and Ishtar (full-face), armed with weapons including an axe and

    Full: Front

  • Greenstone cylinder seal; hunting god (full-face) with a bow and an arrow (?) over his shoulder; a quiver with tassel attched hands on his back. On the left hand mountain stands a small tree and Ishtar (full-face), armed with weapons including an axe and a mace rising from her shoulders, winged and holding a bush-like object probably a bunch of dates above the sun-god's head. The sun-god Shamash with rays, holding a serrated blade, is just begining to emerge from between two square topped moutains. The water god Ea stands to the right with one foot placed on the right hand mountain; he stretches out his right hand towards an eagle, probably the Zu bird who stole the tablets of destiny, a couchant bull lies between his legs and streams of water and fish flow from his shoulders. Behind him stands his two-faced attendant god Usimu with his right hand raised. All wear multiple-horned head-dresses. The male figures are bearded and Usimu has a double beard. He wears a flouched skirt, Ea and Ishtar both wear flouched robes and the fourth complete figure wears a striped skirt which either has a cod-piece or is hitched up in front. This god wears his hair in a long curl down the left side, reminiscent of those worn by bull-men and Ishtar has two similar curls hanging down, one on either side, while Ea and Shamash wear their hair in a triple bun. The scales of the moutain are continued in a horizontal band all round the lower part of the seal and it is on this band that the figures are standing. Terminal, a two line inscription in a frame; a lion pacing towards the right and roaring; slightly concave.

    Detail: Other

  • Greenstone cylinder seal; hunting god (full-face) with a bow and an arrow (?) over his shoulder; a quiver with tassel attched hands on his back. On the left hand mountain stands a small tree and Ishtar (full-face), armed with weapons including an axe and a mace rising from her shoulders, winged and holding a bush-like object probably a bunch of dates above the sun-god's head. The sun-god Shamash with rays, holding a serrated blade, is just begining to emerge from between two square topped moutains. The water god Ea stands to the right with one foot placed on the right hand mountain; he stretches out his right hand towards an eagle, probably the Zu bird who stole the tablets of destiny, a couchant bull lies between his legs and streams of water and fish flow from his shoulders. Behind him stands his two-faced attendant god Usimu with his right hand raised. All wear multiple-horned head-dresses. The male figures are bearded and Usimu has a double beard. He wears a flouched skirt, Ea and Ishtar both wear flouched robes and the fourth complete figure wears a striped skirt which either has a cod-piece or is hitched up in front. This god wears his hair in a long curl down the left side, reminiscent of those worn by bull-men and Ishtar has two similar curls hanging down, one on either side, while Ea and Shamash wear their hair in a triple bun. The scales of the moutain are continued in a horizontal band all round the lower part of the seal and it is on this band that the figures are standing. Terminal, a two line inscription in a frame; a lion pacing towards the right and roaring; slightly concave.

    Full: Front

  • Greenstone cylinder seal; hunting god (full-face) with a bow and an arrow (?) over his shoulder; a quiver with tassel attched hands on his back. On the left hand mountain stands a small tree and Ishtar (full-face), armed with weapons including an axe and a mace rising from her shoulders, winged and holding a bush-like object probably a bunch of dates above the sun-god's head. The sun-god Shamash with rays, holding a serrated blade, is just begining to emerge from between two square topped moutains. The water god Ea stands to the right with one foot placed on the right hand mountain; he stretches out his right hand towards an eagle, probably the Zu bird who stole the tablets of destiny, a couchant bull lies between his legs and streams of water and fish flow from his shoulders. Behind him stands his two-faced attendant god Usimu with his right hand raised. All wear multiple-horned head-dresses. The male figures are bearded and Usimu has a double beard. He wears a flouched skirt, Ea and Ishtar both wear flouched robes and the fourth complete figure wears a striped skirt which either has a cod-piece or is hitched up in front. This god wears his hair in a long curl down the left side, reminiscent of those worn by bull-men and Ishtar has two similar curls hanging down, one on either side, while Ea and Shamash wear their hair in a triple bun. The scales of the moutain are continued in a horizontal band all round the lower part of the seal and it is on this band that the figures are standing. Terminal, a two line inscription in a frame; a lion pacing towards the right and roaring; slightly concave.

    Full: Front

  • Impression of greenstone cylinder seal; hunting god (full-face) with a bow and an arrow (?) over his shoulder; a quiver with tassel attched hands on his back. On the left hand mountain stands a small tree and Ishtar (full-face), armed with weapons including an axe and a mace rising from her shoulders, winged and holding a bush-like object probably a bunch of dates above the sun-god's head. The sun-god Shamash with rays, holding a serrated blade, is just begining to emerge from between two square topped moutains. The water god Ea stands to the right with one foot placed on the right hand mountain; he stretches out his right hand towards an eagle, probably the Zu bird who stole the tablets of destiny, a couchant bull lies between his legs and streams of water and fish flow from his shoulders. Behind him stands his two-faced attendant god Usimu with his right hand raised. All wear multiple-horned head-dresses. The male figures are bearded and Usimu has a double beard. He wears a flouched skirt, Ea and Ishtar both wear flouched robes and the fourth complete figure wears a striped skirt which either has a cod-piece or is hitched up in front. This god wears his hair in a long curl down the left side, reminiscent of those worn by bull-men and Ishtar has two similar curls hanging down, one on either side, while Ea and Shamash wear their hair in a triple bun. The scales of the moutain are continued in a horizontal band all round the lower part of the seal and it is on this band that the figures are standing. Terminal, a two line inscription in a frame; a lion pacing towards the right and roaring; slightly concave.

    Full: Front