This seal dates from the period when the cities of southern Mesopotamia had been united under the rule of the kings of the city of Agade, or Akkad. The seal is a tool for validating or signing a document and depicts a number of Mesopotamian divine beings. The scene shown on it is useful for learning about Mesopotamian religion.
Sippar, southwest of Baghdad, present-day Iraq
2300 – 2200 BC
height: 3.9 cm
diameter: 2.55 cm
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