London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
AN OLD BABYLONIAN VEINED CORNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
18TH CENTURY B.C.
With an unusual scene of a seated goddess holding a staff being approached by a female worshipper, another goddess standing behind the worshipper, a four line cuneiform inscription reads "...-qaqqad, daughter of Amelgaya(?), wife of Ikun-pi-..., servant of the god Nergal"
1.1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high
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