Sumerian seal impression replica. Enki, Ishtar, Shamash & Ninurta

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Akkadian cylinder seal impression
2300-2200 B.C.E

Dimensions :-
Length 8 cm / 3-1/4 inches
Height - 4 cm / 1-1/2 inches

On offer here is a fine, and highly detailed replica of an Akkadian seal impression only featuring four of the principal Gods of the Mesopotamian world and an attendant messenger. The ochre Enki statue is not included in this listing.
Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone the impression has an aged black patina.

*Combined postage offered if you would like to add other items for an economical shipping option.

The seal impression - from left to right - entering the scene with a roaring lion and holding a bow and arrow, this figure has been variously identified as Ninurta or even Nusku.

Standing atop a mountain is the winged Goddess Ishtar / Sumerian Innana. She clutches a bunch of dates as a symbol of abundance and fertility and to show her war like nature, weapons protrude from her shoulder.

In the very centre, the sun God Shamash / Sumerian Utu, splits the mountain so he can rise from the horizon. A few wavy lines radiate from his shoulder that signify the sun's rays.
To the right of the sun god is Ea / Sumerian Enki. God of wisdom and pure underground water. A combination of fish and water flow from his shoulders to quench the land.
To his right can be seen Usmu or Usimu who was Enki's vizier or messenger. He is sometimes shown to bring a bird-man before Enki and here a winged bird can be seen directly in front of Enki.
The Akkadian empire unified the Sumerian and Semite cultures and most gods remained in essence and iconography even if the names were changed.

PLEASE NOTE - As each item is handmade, slight colour variations may occur.

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