AN OLD BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 1900-1600 B.C.
With the storm god, Adad, with foot raised on his attribute the bull, holding triple-forked lightning, with an attendant deity behind, being approached by a worshipper and a priest holding a bucket and sprinkler, behind an inverted deity with remains of cuneiform inscription "Servant of Adad ..."; another, black stone, with a suppliant goddess before a deified king holding a mace, a spade of Marduk and solar crescent between them, a two line inscription "Shamash, Aya" (the sun-god and his consort); another, haematite, with a king approaching two deities, the bull of the storm god, Adad, with triple-forked lightning on its back, a monkey and scorpion in the field; another, haematite, a suppliant goddess before a king with mace and a priest holding an animal offering, a frontally facing nude goddess between, a solar-crescent above; another, haematite, with a seated deified king holding up a cup, approached by a worshipper and suppliant goddess, a crescent above, an inscription "Sûn"; another, haematite, with a goddess facing a king, with frontally facing nude goddess, a kneeling figure with inverted dwarf above, a monkey, fish, crescent, hedgehog, ball-and-staff and pot in the field, repaired, all circa 1900-1600 B.C.; an Ur III black stone cylinder seal with a seated deity being approached by a worshipper, a crescent above, inscribed "Lu-Ningirsu, son of Ur-...", circa 2100-2000 B.C.; and an Akkadian green stone cylinder seal with a rampant lion mauling a water-buffalo and a hero overpowering a rearing-up lion, inscribed "Idaranina, Servant of Nammu(?)", circa 2300-2200 B.C.
1 1/16 to ¾ in. (2.7 to 1.8 cm.) high (8)