Cylinder Seal Impression (replica).
21st c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian-Akkadian Applied Arts
c. 2050 BCE
21st c BCE
Hayward CA. CSU East Bay Art Gallery.
"Cylinder seals were personal possessions made to mark private property. It became a very sophisticated art form. The Sumerian and Minoan seals of the Bronze Age are considered by many to be the best ever engraved. The picture-story of this seal is one of the most common of the era. It is called a ìPresentation Scene.î It pictures a human being presented to a seated male deity by a female deity. The implication is that a blessing is being requested. In short, this seal is a prayer."
SUMERIAN-AKKADIAN Anonymous | Cylinder Seal Impression (replica). | c. 2050 BCE | Sumerian-Akkadian | Neo Sumerian c. 2050 BCE | Institute for Aesthetic Development. Brentwood CA. Text copyright-Lanier Graham | glob8-155