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English: The king with a mace, who stands on a rectangular chequer-board dais, follows the suppliant goddess (with necklace counterweight), and the robed king with an animal offering. They stand before the ascending Sun god who holds a saw-toothed blade and rests his foot on a couchant human-headed bull (full face).

Traces remain of an inscription (probably of four lines) erased in antiquity.

The style of this seal suggests that it was made in a Sippar workshop.

Haematite; chipped. 3.05 x 1.66 cm.

This seal was among eight given to the school by Leonard Marshall in 1896.

Ex. Charterhouse Collection (Charterhouse registry no. 2-1956-22)

Published: Moorey, P.R.S. and Gurney, O.R. (1973), ‘Ancient Near Eastern Seals at Charterhouse’, Iraq, 35, p.76, no.13, pl.34. Sotheby’s sale catalogue, The Charterhouse Collection, London, 5/11/02, Lot 142.

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