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    Victory stele of King Naram-Sin of Akkad in horned tiara near a mountain summit, with soldiers. Rose limestone stele (2230 BCE) Originally from Mesopotamia - found in Susa, Iran 200 x 105 cm - Sb 4

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    Seal and imprint, Assyrian, 9th-6th BCE.Cultic scene, a man and a geni around the horned dragon, symbol of the gods Marduk and Nabu. Cornelian, H: 2,4 cm AO 22346


    Dragon spurting. Hunting scene. Mythological figures from a relief on a white limestone ritual basin (17th BCE) from the great Temple D, Acropolis of Ebla, Syria (Middle Bronze Age).


    Cylinder seal and imprint, Paleo-Babylonian period. Deity with the vase overflowing with the water of life; two Gilgamesh (?), a warrior goddess. Jasper, H: 3 cm AO 11566


    Cylinder seal and imrpint, Syro-Hittite, 12th BCE. Deity standing on a bull facing another deity on a horse-like animal. From Northern Syria. Haematite, AO 558


    Clay model of a sheep's liver (used by experts in divination). Old Babylonian, about 1900-1600 BCE Probably from Sippar, southern Iraq. Length: 14.6 cm Width: 14.6 cm ANE 92668 The Babylonians believed that the world was controlled by gods and that they could give indications of coming events. One of the most widespread means of prediction was the liver omen, in which a sheep was killed and its liver and lungs examined by a specialist priest, the baru. He would ask a particular question and the answer would be supplied by the interpretation of individual markings or overall shape of the liver and lungs. One could then take steps to avoid danger. On this model each box describes the implications of a blemish appearing at this position. Earlier model livers are known from the site of Mari on the Euphrates. We know from ancient texts that the baru was one of the most important scholars in Mesopotamia. He had to be the descendant of a free man and healthy in body and mind. The baru played an important part in decision making at all levels but particularly where the king was concerned. No military campaign, building work, appointment of an official, or matters of the king's health would be undertaken without consulting the baru.


    Cylinder seal with knob; Ivriz, god of thunderstorms approaches the Great Goddess who lifts her veil. A deity surrounded by flames (the sun-god) escapes from a mountain in which he was imprisoned. 15th Haematite, H: 4,5 cm AO 20138


    Incense stand decorated with coiling serpents. The air flowing through the holes in the stand facilitated the burning of the incense in a bowl set on top of the stand. Pottery, from Beit Shan


    Genius with two pairs of wings. In a gesture of magic protection, he holds a cedar cone in one hand, a bucket in the other. From Nimrud, capital of king Ashurnarzipal. Gypseous alabaster, H: 228 cm AO 19845


    Cylinder seal and imprint: adoration of the storm god Adad. Agate, 3 x 1,1 cm AO 22347


    Top of a Mesopotamian stele, usurped by the Elamites. A god with orant (damaged). Sun- and moongod symbols above the figures. From Susa, Iran. Basalt, 63 x 40 cm Sb 10


    The Shamash-stele:a worshipper pours a libation over a tree of life.Shamash, the Akkadian sun-god with cone-shaped headdress and staff sits on a throne. From Susa,Iran. Limestone, H:67 cm End 3rd, early 2nd mill BCE Sb 7


    Basalt sacrificial basin with reliefs. Short side: warriors marching over 4 crouching lions. Long side: banquet scene with a ruler sitting in front of an offering table with bread being consecrated by a priest (Middle Bronze). Temple B1, Tel Mardikh, Syria


    Worshipper adoring the Great Goddess,seated on a winged griffin. Her symbols,moon-sickle and stars, in the background. Bronze, H: 4,2 cm AO 23004


    Seal and imprint: Cult of Marduk and Nabu. Chalcedony, 4,1 x 1,8 cm AO 7217


    Cylinder seal and imprint, Paleo-Babylonian period. Offering scene. Haematite, H: 2,,4 cm AO 22314


    Procession of priests and women decorating a bench with bull's legs. Frieze with mother of pearl inlays, schist and ivory Early dynastic period II, Ur I (2645-2460 BCE) from Mari, Syria

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    Canaanite figure Baal(?) holding a mace in the right hand, with penis and breasts. Bronze figurine (Late Bronze) Inv. R.E.H. 104


    Cylinder seal and imprint: a god on a horned dragon. Neo-Assyrian, from Mesopotamia Stone, 3,8 x 1,4 cm AO 30255


    Four scarabs, examples of the Hyksos types. Middle Bronze Age From Canaan

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    Cylinder seal and imprint, Assyrian. Two figures around an altar; above the altar a solar disk with wings; a god on a bull. Agate, H: 3 cm AO 22347


    Sitting Canaanite god Reshef(?). Bronze figurine wrapped in a long robe with ornamental stripes, hands lifted as in prayer, barefoot, from Jordan. Height 13.3 cm Inv. R.E.H. 138


    Incense stand formed like a shrine, decorated with female figurines sitting at a window. From Megiddo Pottery (1200-1000 BCE)


    Procession of Hittite gods and rulers, with their mythological animals, the lion and the double-headed eagle.


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