Cylinder Seal

Impression of Lapis Lazuli cylinder seal from 2550–2450 BCE, Ur, Iraq (PG1237, Body No. 7) Penn Museum object 30-12-2.
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Impression of Lapis Lazuli cylinder seal from 2550–2450 BCE, Ur, Iraq (PG1237, Body No. 7) Penn Museum object 30-12-2.
Impression of Lapis Lazuli cylinder seal from 2550–2450 BCE

This cylinder seal, which was found on a body in the Great Death Pit, depicts a banquet scene, complete with dancers and musicians. It is possible the scene is meant to depict a banquet for Body 61, who is possibly the royal burial of PG1237. There are two small figures, possibly children, depicted on the seal. One of the burials in the Great Death Pit was a child, suggesting that they perhaps played a role in the burial ritual.