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Cylinder Seal of New Year's Day (replica).
23rd c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian-Akkadian Sculpture

SUMERIAN-AKKADIAN Anonymous
c. 2300 BCE
23rd c BCE
Stone
Carved
Sumerian-Akkadian
Seal
Iraq. Asia.
Hayward CA. CSU East Bay Art Gallery.
glob8-158
This is probably the most widely published seal of the Sumerican era. In the dramatic composition are many deities occupying narrative positions on the morning of New Yearís Day. The Sun God is rising between the mountain peaks, on top of which stands Ishtar. Nearby is the Water God, and others. The inscription names the owner as ìAddaî who is called a scribe. The famous version of this seal is in the British Museum, London. When the very well executed version in this exhibition was made is not known. It was common for replicas to be made thousands of years ago. Replicas also have been made in the 20th century. More study is needed. "

Caption: SUMERIAN-AKKADIAN Anonymous | Cylinder Seal of New Year's Day (replica). | c. 2300 BCE | Sumerian-Akkadian | Sumerian c. 2300 BCE | Institute for Aesthetic Development. Brentwood CA. Text copyright-Lanier Graham | glob8-158

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