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Cylinder Seal of a Black/Green Stone - OF.282
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 2000 BC to 1700 BC
Dimensions: 1.16" (2.9cm) high x 0.4" (1.0cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Stone


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£2,200.00
Location: Great Britain
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Description
The design consists of two standing Lamma goddesses facing a three-line cuneiform inscription naming the ancient owner. The goddesses wear horned tiaras and long flounced robes and are raising both hands. The inscription reads:

Gimillum,

son of Shamash-gamil,

servant of Amurru.

This is an old Babylonian seal, c.2000-1700 B.C. It is a classic type, well engraved and in good condition. The stone is cracked but the design remains complete. Amurru was god of domestic animals. - (OF.282)

 

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