Mesopotamian cylinder seal

Description
This cylinder seal is made from chlorite and shows a presentation scene with two goddesses and a worshipper. Both goddesses wear horned head-dresses while the worshipper has a shaven head. Above them is a crescent moon, and a lizard is in front of the goddesses. Originally the seal also had written text but this was removed not long after the seal was made.
Accession Loan No.
86/1966/S7
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
Mesopotamian cylinder seal
Simple Name
seal
Full Name
cylinder seal
Dimensions
whole height 28 mm; whole diameter 15 mm
Cultural Group
Mesopotamia
Production Year Low
-2112
Production Year High
-2004
Family Group

Material
chlorite
Function Name
identifying/ trading/ protecting
Function Detail
for identification, to authenticate documents; to seal tablets and envelopes giving details of consignments of goods, agreements, identified ownership; to secure doors and containers; of decorative, amuletic value
Collector / Excavator
Corkill, N.L., Dr
Collection Site Name
Lagash, (Telloh?)
Collection Town
Lagash (city state)
Collection Country
Iraq
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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