Goddess with clasped hands, sun god, and worshiper with kid

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between 1894 B.C. and 1595 B.C.
25 x 13.5 mm
Morgan Seal 399
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"There may be some significant relation between the sun god and the goddess standing with clasped hands at the left in 399... The double pleats in the robes of the deities on this seal and on 401 are similar to those seen in 391 above, for which a dating in the time of Hammurabi and Samsu-iluna has been suggested." Porada, CANES, p. 49-50


Goddess with clasped hands, suppliant goddess, and worshiper carrying kid before sun god -- Goddess (full face) -- In field: star; demonic mask above priest with pail and sprinkler; bull, human head, inscription, one above other (before sun god); star disk in crescent above sitting goat.

Southern Mesopotamia.