13 June 2000
AN OLD BABYLONIAN STEATITE CYLINDER SEAL
isin-larsa, circa 2000-1800 b.c.
Depicting a female figure with a horned headdress leading a male worshipper toward a seated deity in a horned headdress, three columns of a cuneiform inscription as the terminal
13/8 in. (3.5 cm) high
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseille, 1975.
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