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Cylinder seal: ANE.12.1942

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Current Location: Gallery 23

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Cylinder seal with a presentation scene showing a human figure before Shamash (the sun god). A bull-man holding a sun-disk standard and an interceding goddess appear behind the god. A fly, a monkey, a crescent, a hand, a human head, and a fish all appear as filler motifs.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.026 m
Width: 0.014 m

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Oliver, R. L. B., The Rev.

Dating

Late Old Babylonian
-1800 - -1601

Materials used in production

Hematite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.12.1942
Primary reference Number: 88887
Oldadmincategory: O
Oldobjectnumber: WAE.12.1942
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 December 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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