Cylinder seal worshiper pouring a libation before a seated god Period: Ur III
Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshiper pouring a libation before a seated god
Period: Ur III
Date: ca. 2112–2004 B.C.
Geography: Mesopotamia, Nippur
Dimensions: H. 1 in. (2.6 cm)
Classification: Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number: 59.41.37
The modern impression of the seal is shown so that the entire design can be seen. The imagery on this seal depicts a so-called presentation scene, in which two standing figures approach a seated god. One, a suppliant goddess, wears a horned headdress and stands with uplifted hands behind the second figure, who holds a spouted vessel. He pours a libation into a vessel which stands on a stepped platform. The seated god wears a tiered garment and horned headdress and raises his right arm. A crescent moon is in the field above.