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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects
- bibliography and image source:
Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region.
Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 559.
- copyright for image:
University of Chicago
• museum number: IM15630|
• excavation number: As. 32:934
• provenience: Tell Asmar
• dimension(s) (in cm):
2 x 1.2
• material: limestone
• date: Early Dynastic (ca. 2900 - 2400 BC)
"Sacred Marriage" scene: two figures lying on couch in process of sexual intercourse; scorpion beneath couch, standing figure beside couch; vase with drinking tubes, crescent, and five drill holes in field.
• status: feared to be stolen
revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:56
created: October 25, 2004
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