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Western Asiatic Isin-Larsa Period Cylinder Seal with Presentation Scene

20th century BC

A carved red jasper Isin-Larsa Period cylinder seal with presentation scene before a seated god; a worshipping woman in an open robe with fringed borders, raising her right hand, is led by the suppliant goddess on the left arm, this goddess in a flounced robe and with a multiple-horned head-dress, stands before an enthroned, bearded god who is also in a flounced robe, with a crested cap, sitting on a flounced stool, on a dais, holding a cup in his right raising hand; above between the both deities are the crescent moon with sun disk, behind the god a five-line inscription, line borders at top and bottom; accompanied by a museum quality seal impression. 8.06 grams, 20mm (3/4"). Very fine condition.

Property of a London gentleman; acquired London art market, 1970-1980.

Cf. Collon, Dominique Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum. Cylinder Seals III. Isin-Larsa and Old Babylonian Periods, London, 1986, pl.V-VI, p.59-67.

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