London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A NEO-ASSYRIAN LIMESTONE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
Showing a seated deity on a high-backed throne, with both hands extended to an approaching worshipper, an offering table between them and winged solar-disc above, a crescent-standard on a pedestal as a terminal, 1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) high; an Old Babylonian mottled red and grey agate cylinder seal with a suppliant Lama goddess with both hands raised before a standing deified king, a seated dog between them, circa 1700-1600 B.C., 1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) high; a large grey speckled stone fragmentary cylinder seal with one and part of a second line of cuneiform inscription reading "To Marduk, the great lord, lord of Babylon, my lord, Mr-Aha-ushabshi...", 2nd millennium B.C., 2 5/8 in. (6.5 cm.) high; a Mitannian cornelian cylinder seal showing a lion and winged griffin flanking a recumbent antelope, a hero in contest to one side, a bird, a rampant lion and two quadrupeds above, circa 14th Century B.C., ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) high; and an Achaemenid banded agate barrel-shaped cylinder seal with cuneiform inscription, circa 5th/early 4th Century B.C., 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high (5)
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