13 June 2000
FIVE MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 2000-1800 b.c.
Including an Isin-Larsa lapis lazuli seal, engraved with a worshipper before a seated figure; a 1st Dynasty of Babylon haematite seal with three worshippers facing a seated figure; and three Old Babylonian seals, one of haematite with a hero between two winged demons; one of haematite with three worshippers and a nude figure before a standing deity; and one of lapis lazuli (damaged) with three standing figures
.31/32 in. (2.5 cm) high for the largest (5)
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