Cylinder Seal


From: Iraq | Ur | Diqdiqqeh

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16300
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Ur | Diqdiqqeh
Date Made ca. 2200-2100 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Steatite
Iconography Seated Goddess | Swan

CBS Register: cylinder seal. black steatite. 3 grooves in middle. Introduction of votary to seated god . 3 swans. 34 x 8 mm. BC 2700.

UE X: two registers separated by three lines. Above: scene of introduction to a seated goddess. Bird emblem on a pole. Square stool, footstool, and podium. Below: three swans with raised wings on the river. Black steatite cylinder.

These birds are more likely geese than swans.

Length 3.5 cm
Width 0.8 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1926
Other Number U.6065 - Field No SF | UE X: 250 - Other Number | P270080 - CDLI Number

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