London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN AKKADIAN MOTTLED GREEN STONE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 2300-2200 B.C.
With a scene of the judgement of the bird-man, showing the seated water-god, Enki, with fish leaping from streams of water flowing from his shoulders, behind him is a diminutive worshipper with one hand raised in supplication and holding an animal offering, in front of Enki approaches the double-faced vizier, Usmu, behind him the bird-man, Anzu, being held by another deity
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high
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