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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian, Old Babylonian
Title:Cylinder seal
Date Made:1700–1500 BCE
Type:Documentary Artifact
Materials:black serpentine
Place Made:from Nineveh?
Measurements:Overall: 1 in x 7/16 in; 2.5 cm x 1.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC SEAL.XX.13
Credit Line:Mead Art Museum Collection
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Description:
Goddess Aa in flounced skirt confronts god Rimon?; between them, star and crook; two illegible lines of inscription, third one states that owner is worhipper of sun god Shamash

Label Text:
King and robed goddess; crook and star between them; cuneiform inscription with name of owner

Tags:
ancient; seals; deities; mythology; writing

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