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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:B14298
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Archaeology Area: found 28 ft. deep in X
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Clay
Technique:Inscribed
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur III, 1896
Other Number:PBS XIV: 339 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder. clay, rudely made, inscribed

PBS XIV: The worshiping of a standing deity with turban and fringed shawl. The figure on the other side of the inscription, with bare legs and short tunic, is perhaps Martu.

“Abni-Shamash//son of Nur-ilishu//servant of Nin-shubur”

Ancient clay cast of concave cyl. seal. A mold was used, and only one half of the surface was molded. The marks of the fingers which pressed the lump of clay into the mold are seen at the back. The inscription seems to have been the important part, and was perhaps preserved on record in the temple archives. Nippur.

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV.View Objects related to this reference

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