THREE OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEALS
THREE OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEALS
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A SUMERIAN BLACK STONE CYLINDER SEAL

THIRD DYNASTY OF UR, CIRCA 2112-2004 B.C.

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A SUMERIAN BLACK STONE CYLINDER SEAL
THIRD DYNASTY OF UR, CIRCA 2112-2004 B.C.
1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Antiquities, Sotheby's, London, 18 May 1987, lot 85 (part).
German private collection.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 2 May 2013, lot 20.
UK private collection, London, thence by descent.
Literature
M. Dietrich and O. Loretz (eds), Internationales Jahrbuch für die Altertumskunde Syrien-Palästinas, Band 35, 2003, p. 536, no. 24.
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Lot Essay

Depicting a seated god wearing a horned crown and tiered ankle-length robe, a goddess stands in front wearing a horned crown and leading a worshipper. There is a crescent moon in the field, with two lines of cuneiform reading: '...Adallal-ilussu...the son of Awil-Ea.'

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