11 June 2001
AN OLD BABYLONIAN CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 1900-1700 B.C.
On the right a bearded god in a brimmed hat and a long fringed robe sitting on a padded stool upon a low dais, holding a cup in his right hand, before him a standing bare-headed worshipper in a long fringed robe with his hands clasped at the waist, and to the left a Lama goddess in a horned tiara and a long flounced robe standing with both hands raised, a combined lunar crescent and solar disk in the sky, the terminal a three-line inscription in Babylonian cuneiform naming the owner "Ili-ennam, son of Adad-rabi, merchant banker"
24 x 12 mm
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