Akkadian Cylinder Seal with the Depiction of the Enthroned God Enki

Culture: Akkadian
Period: 2340-2200 B.C.
Material: Serpentine
Dimensions: 3,3 cm x 2,2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6088
Provenance: Private collection Marco Ricci, Vienna. Acquired in a British auction house.
Condition: Intact
Description: Serpentine cylinder seal depicting the enthroned god Enki (Akkadian "Ea"). He is the god of the fresh water seas, this is why there are two water streams with implied jumping fishes coming out from his shoulders. They symbolize the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. In front of him three deities greeting him, the second one with the symbol (a P-shaped stick) of goddess Inanna, the last one with a rod, crescent in the sky.