11 June 2001
AN OLD BABYLONIAN VEINED RED STONE CYLINDER SEAL
Reign of Samsu-iluna, Circa 1750-1712 B.C.
With two Lama goddesses, both in a horned tiara and flounced robe, raising both hands, facing a three-line cuneiform inscription which reads, "Ili-ippalsam, son of Simmeme, servant of Samsu-iluna"
34 X 18 mm
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