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2700 BCE Early Dynastic. Abu Habba, Sippar Iraq. Aragonite cylinder seal; contest scene; in the centre -  a bearded nude male with 6 roundels around his head termed a "crested head-dress", holds a bull in each hand.

in the centre - a bearded nude male with 6 roundels around his head termed a "crested head-dress", holds a bull in each hand.

Ancient Babylonian Hematite Cylinder Seal - animal offering to Shamash (native Mesopotamian deity and the sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian pantheons) - circa 1800 BC during the First Dynasty of Babylon 1894-1595 (?) BC

Ancient Babylonian Hematite Cylinder Seal - animal offering to Shamash (native Mesopotamian deity and the sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian pantheons) - circa 1800 BC during the First Dynasty of Babylon (?

Jasper cylinder seal from Mesopotamia, Uruk Period

Jasper cylinder seal: monstrous lions and lion-headed eagles, Mesopotamia, Uruk Period BC). Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen [knotted serpents with leonine heads]

ANTIQUITIES ORIENTAL: SYRIA SEAL 18TH BCE Cylinder seal (/39) and imprint (/40)from Syria. Egyptian-style ornaments; a king adoring a bird- headed god;rabbits and a sphinx;hieroglyphs. Middle Bronze. Hematite, H: 2 cm AO 22 364 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France

SYRIA SEAL BCE Cylinder seal and imprint Syria. a king adoring a bird- headed god;rabbits and a sphinx; Hematite, H: 2 cm AO 22 364 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France

Cylinder Seal - Mesopotamia, Agade period, ca. 2334-2154 B.C

Cylinder Seal Mesopotamia, Agade period, about B. seals Black serpentine Height: 1 in. cm) Gift of Nasli M. Heeramaneck Art of the Ancient Near East. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.

Round Seal: A priest in prayer before the symbols for Marduk, chief god of Babylon, and Nabu, god of wisdom and writing. Neo-Babylonian, 7th-6th BCE. Louvre, Paris, France

Round Seal: A priest in prayer before the symbols for Marduk, chief god of Babylon, and Nabu, god of wisdom and writing.

The Sumerian King List (The Weld-Blundell Prism) lists a succession of kings and cities from Sumer, which begins with mythical kings, like Gilgamesh, and then goes on to list historical leaders. It is considered a key document in the decipherment of cuneiform. ca. 2000-1800 BCE

The Sumerian King List (The Weld-Blundell Prism) lists a succession of kings and cities from Sumer, which begins with mythical kings, like Gilgamesh, and then goes on to list historical leaders.

Akkadian Cylinder Seal depicting Inanna, goddess of love and war, 2254-2193 BC This black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of the Akkad Dynasty.

Akkadian Cylinder Seal With A Rare Goddess, BCThis black stone seal is either from the reign of Naram-Sin of Akkad, under whom the Akkadian Empire reached its zenith or from the reign of Shar-Kali-Sharri, who was the last powerful king of.

Cylinder seal with animal contest and banquet scene  Period:Early Dynastic III Date:ca. 2600–2350 B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Sumerian Medium:Lapis lazuli Dimensions:H. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Diam. 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)

Cylinder seal with animal contest and banquet scene Period:Early Dynastic III Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Sumerian Medium:Lapis lazuli Dimensions:H.

Akkadian Seal of Adda Showing Four Of The Principal Mesopotamian Deities, 2300-2200 BCThis is one of the many high quality greenstone cylinder seals that were made when much of Mesopotamia was united under the military control of the kings of the...

Akkadian Seal of Adda Showing Four Of The Principal Mesopotamian Deities, BCThis is one of the many high quality greenstone cylinder seals that were made when much of Mesopotamia was united under the military control of the kings of the.

Kudurru, grant deed by Neubchadnezzar I (1125-1104 BCE), Sippar, Babylonia. Six registers. Top to bottom: symbols of astral gods; tiaras of great gods gods Anu (sky), Enlil (air), Ea (water); two horned dragons, one carrying spade, attribute of Marduk, other carrying stylus with tablet the attributes of Marduk's son Nabu, god of scribes; goddess Gula with her dog and scorpion-god;   young bull carrying thunderbolt of Adad (storm god), scorpion of Ishharra, lap of Nusku.

Kudurru, grant deed by Neubchadnezzar I BCE), Sippar, Babylonia. Six registers. Top to bottom: symbols of astral gods;

Triangular label impressed with stamp seal: for grain loan | Neo-Assyrian | ca. 7th century B.C. | Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) | The Met

Triangular label impressed with stamp seal: for grain loan Period:Neo-Assyrian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture:Assyrian Medium:Clay x x cm x 1 x in.

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