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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:30-12-44
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Calcite
Iconography:God
Monkey
Scorpion
Length: 2.1 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
Other Number:U.13031 - Field No SF
UE X: 377 - Other Number
B17763 - Old Museum Number

Description

CBS Register. Ur 1928-9, Season VII. Cylinder Seal. calcite. worshipping a seated god, monkey, scorpion, bandy legged man.

U.13831 is crossed out for U.13031

UE X: U.13031. A worshipper stands with clasped hands before a seated god, who holds a small vase in his fingers. Both seem to wear a turban. The throne has a small curved back and rests on a podium. The assistant goddess behind the worshipper prays with both hands up. CRescent, squatting monkey, scorpion, bandy-legged man fill the background. Green steatite cylinder.

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