Cylinder Seal

A pale green stone cylinder seal with engraved areas, together with a horizontal brown clay impression representing a beardless male worshiper standing facing right, who points with his right hand and extends the other toward the goddess figure who stands on the back of a couchant lion. The goddess raises her right hand and holds a bow and two arrows in her left. Behind the two figures are a date-palm and two rearing crossed ibexes.

Cylinder Seal and Modern Impression

Cylinder seal and modern impression with a worshipper or priest before the goddess Ishtar standing on a lion
Green grossular garnet
Probably Mesopotamia, Iraq
H. 4.3 cm; Diam. 1.8 cm
Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian Period, ca. 721–705 BCE
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