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THREE OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEALS

CIRCA 1800-1600 B.C.

Details
THREE OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEALS
CIRCA 1800-1600 B.C.
1 in. (2.7 cm.) high max.
Provenance
The Charterhouse collection, UK, inv. nos 2-1956-19, 2-1956-17 and 2-1956-24, gifted by Mr Leonard Marshall, 1896.
The Chaterhouse Collection, Sotheby's, London, 5 November 2002, lot 140 (part lot).
UK private collection.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 24 October 2013, lots 1, 2 and 4.
Literature
P. R. S. Moorey and O. R. Gurney, 'Ancient Near Eastern Seals at Charterhouse', Iraq, vol. 35, British Institute for the Study of Iraq, 1973, p. 74-78, nos. 11, 16 and 20, pls 34-35.

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Lot Essay

One engraved with supplicant and deity, the three lines of cuneiform reading 'Nin-Subur, wise in all things, have mercy on me'. The second with four standing figures: a supplicant with hands raised, a bearded male carrying a staff, a war goddess with foot resting on an animal, quivers filled with arrows on her back, and a nude hero. The third with three standing figures, one holding a lightening fork and leading a calf, a male worshipper, and a supplicant wearing a long fringed robe, with two lines of cuneiform reading 'Mar-Istar, servant of Ammuru'

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