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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:
B14304
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Nippur
Archaeology Area:
found in valley Shatt el-Nil-Shukhur, 3 ft. deep
Period:
Sargonic
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Quartz
Description:
CBS Register: seal cylinder. white crystal. broken. Sargon. period.
PBS XIV: Two rampant lions seize by their hind legs two reversed bulls.
“Nin-ku-ku”
This is a rare and perhaps divine name, written without the divine prefix, the star. The people of Bit-Gaggar, the city of the storm god Immer-Ramman, worshiped a goddess Ninpesh also named Kuku, Ninpesh-parzilli, Ninpesh-seri, the mistress of the beasts of the plain. Cyl. seal with many pieces broken off. Quartz, 31 x 19 mm. Nippur, from the Shatt-el-Nil, 1894.
Credit Line:
Babylonian Expedition to Nippur III, 1896
Other Number:
PBS XIV: 144   -   Other Number

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