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Sumerian and Assyrian cylinder seal impressions x 2 - Ur Nammu and Ishtar. Mesopotamia

Sumerian and Assyrian cylinder seal impressions x 2 - Ur Nammu and Ishtar. Mesopotamia

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  • Material: Limestone and Quartzite composite stone
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Cylinder seal impressions

On offer here are a pair of rare seal impression replicas of Assyrian and Sumerian design. Made of limestone and quartzite composition stone, they have aged patinas.

Assyrian

Height - 3cm / 1-1/4 inches

Width - 5.8 cm / 2-1/4 inches

Featuring an astronomical motif dominated by the planet Venus - known to the Assyrians as the star of Ishtar. The presence of other star arrangements behind the seated figure and the crescent moon behind the standing figures, were a way of dating the seal which was a document of a transaction. An early depiction of the winged sun disc can also be seen floating above the scene.

Sumerian

Height - 3.3 cm / 1-1/4 inches

Width - 6.8 cm / 2-3/4 inches

This seal is a typical example of the type created in the third dynasty of Ur. A worshipper is lead by an interceding goddess to an enthroned Ur Nammu followed by a cuneiform inspcription that denotes the owner of the seal as a trader.

Ur Nammu was the founder of the 3rd Sumerian dynasty and instigated a renaissance in art, building projects and the introduction of a legal code that still echoes into the modern age. All of this took place in southern Mesopotamia between 2047 & 2030 B.C.E
Cylinder seal impressions

On offer here are a pair of rare seal impression replicas of Assyrian and Sumerian design. Made of limestone and quartzite composition stone, they have aged patinas.

Assyrian

Height - 3cm / 1-1/4 inches

Width - 5.8 cm / 2-1/4 inches

Featuring an astronomical motif dominated by the planet Venus - known to the Assyrians as the star of Ishtar. The presence of other star arrangements behind the seated figure and the crescent moon behind the standing figures, were a way of dating the seal which was a document of a transaction. An early depiction of the winged sun disc can also be seen floating above the scene.

Sumerian

Height - 3.3 cm / 1-1/4 inches

Width - 6.8 cm / 2-3/4 inches

This seal is a typical example of the type created in the third dynasty of Ur. A worshipper is lead by an interceding goddess to an enthroned Ur Nammu followed by a cuneiform inspcription that denotes the owner of the seal as a trader.

Ur Nammu was the founder of the 3rd Sumerian dynasty and instigated a renaissance in art, building projects and the introduction of a legal code that still echoes into the modern age. All of this took place in southern Mesopotamia between 2047 & 2030 B.C.E

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