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Cylinder seal depicting Shamash, the sun – god of law, justice, and divination – emerging through a pair of mountains flanked by columns, perhaps heaven’s door
Akkad (Iraq)
3rd millennium BCE
Chert
H: 3.8; Diam: 2.3 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 1965-69


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir


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