11 June 2001
AN OLD BABYLONIAN ROCK CRYSTAL CYLINDER SEAL
Late Old Babylonian, Circa 1700-1600 B.C.
With a single bearded figure in a long plain robe in profile to the right, his hands raised before him, with a four line inscription in Babylonian cuneiform reading, "Merciful is Shamash who protects, bless him!"
21 X 9 mm
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