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IMAGE number
WNF639347
Title
Seal depicting a bearded hero, "Gilgamesh", kneeling and holding a slain lion above his head, Babylonian 9th-7th Century BC
Artist
Babylonian, (7th century BC)
Location
British Museum, London, UK
Medium
chalcedony
Date
c.9 BC-7 BC
Description
The inscription reads "Nabu-sharhi-ilani, the brewer of the god Marduk, has presented this to the god Nabu, his lord, in gratitude for saving his life" Country of Origin: Mesopotamia Culture: Neo-Babylonian Period: 9th-7thC BC Material: Chalcedony / British Museum, London
Credit
Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
Seal / legend / Cylinder / black / neo / ancient / archaeology / mesopotamia / Semitic / creation / london / babylonian / myth / writing / dedication / votive / cuneiform / language / signature / mythical / alphabet / gilgamesh / Middle East / mythology / neo-babylonian
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