Old Baylonian haematite cylinder seal depicting IshtarW60
The upper part of a haematite cylinder seal depicting a god being worshipped by a hero or king flanked by a figure of a frontal-facing goddess, probably Ishtar. The seal may have broken during manufacture as the field left blank for an inscription was never completed.
Mesopotamia, Old Babylonian, c. 2000-1600 BC
1.7 x 1 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. private collection, Sussex, UK; acquired during the second half of the 20th Century