Worshiper and god with vase seated on throne supported by human-headed bulls

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between 1430 B.C. and 1300 B.C.
iron-stained jasper
32.5 x 16 mm
Morgan Seal 575
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

Cylinder damaged.
"Seals 568-585 represent the earlier stage. Most of the designs of this group show elongated figures and extensive inscriptions containing prayers. This style seems to have evolved at about the beginning of the Kassite period. The phase of transition from Old Babylonian designs to Kassite cylinders of this type is clearly marked by pieces like 568 and 569. The style is therefore referred to as Early Kassite, despite the fact that it appears to have survived into the later centuries of Kassite rule. This is indicated by the names of the Kassite kings found in some of the inscriptions..."--Porada, CANES, p. 63


Worshiper facing god who holds vase(?) and is seated on throne supported by two kneeling human-headed bulls -- Terminal: Inscription, one line carried into field.

Southern Mesopotamia.