Sumerian / Akkadian Ishtar and Enlil cylinder seal and impression harvest replica.

$33.01

Ishtar

Sumerian / Akkadian cylinder seal & impression

2400 - 2200 B.C.E

Original seal found in Tel Asmar Iraq

Dimensions of Cylinder :-

Height - 3.1 cm / 1-1/4 inches

Diameter - 2 cm / 3/4 inch

Dimension of impression :-

Length - 9 cm / 3-1/2 inches

Height - 4.1 cm / 1-3/4 inches

On offer here is an early Sumerian / Akkadian cylinder seal replica set which includes an impression of the details the cylinder contains.

The preparation for harvesting a successful date crop is represented here. The figure holding a frond of the date palm is a vegetation deity most likely Enlil who leads a male devotee by the hand while another female devotee carries a bag that would hold the pollen for manual polenation.



Enlil invented the mattock or hoe and cared for crops. His daughter Nisaba, also known as Nina was a goddess associated with crops, grain, dates and all manner of vegetation.

The god is appealing on behalf of the mortal worshipers to Ishtar for a successful and bountiful crop as she was the supreme goddess of fertility.

A mace can be seen at the feet of the seated goddess and a prominent star directly in front of her is the celestial symbol of Ishtar.

Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone.

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