Old Babylonian Hematite Cylinder Seal

An ancient Old Babylonian hematite cylinder seal depicting a standing goddess wearing a horned headdress and tiered robe with arms raised in supplication, with a four-line Akkadian cuneiform inscription.

Old Babylonian Period.
Ca. 1900 - 1600 BC.
Height: 1 1/4 in. (3.4 cm).

Translation:Nabium-malik, son of Adad-hazir, servant of (the gods) Amurru and Lugalgudua.Lugal-gudua, likely refers to the god Nergal, god of death.

Formerly in the V. G. collection, Maryland, acquired in New York, mid 20th century.
Inv#: 8188
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$5,000

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