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Male and Female Worshipers Led Toward the Sun God Enthroned on a Mountain
Cylinder seal
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca.2334–2154B.C.)
Lapis lazuli
16.5 x 19.5 mm
Seal no. 190

Enthorned Water God with Two-Faced Vizier Leading Gods Bringing Birdman for Judgement
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Serpentine
32.5 x 19.5 mm
Seal no. 198

Worshiper Approaching Enthroned Water God and Two-Faced Vizier in a Sanctuary Guarded by Nude Bearded Heroes Grasping Gateposts
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Serpentine with calcite vein
30 x 19 m
Seal no. 202

Foundation Figure of King Ur-Namma
Mesopotamia, Third Dynasty of Ur
(ca. 2112–2004 B.C.)
Copper
Inscribed: Ur-Namma, king of Ur, king of Sumer and Akkad, the one who built the temple of Enlil. Height: 335 mm
MLC no. 2628

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Water God Facing Deity; God with a Mace and Lion-Headed Eagles Attacking Fallen God
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Rock crystal
24.5 x 16 mm
Seal no. 201

God with Grain Following a God with Plough and a Third God Toward a Vegetation Deity Enthroned on Grain
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Serpentine
35 x 25 (22.5) mm
Seal no. 207

Libation Before the Weather God and the Rain Goddess
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Shell
35.5 x 20 mm
Seal no. 220

Etana's Flight to Heaven on the Back of an Eagle
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Akkadian period
(ca. 2334–2154 B.C.)
Serpentine
36.5 x 28 (26) mm
Seal no. 236

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