Hematite Cylinder Seal of Rim-ia

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: Isin-Larsa period, 2000-1800 B.C.
Material: Hematite
Dimensions: 2.5 cm high
Price: 2 400 Euro
Ref: 6173
Provenance: English private collection, acquired in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. With a handwritten note and translation.
Condition: Intact
Description: Finely worked hematite cylinder seal with a male ruler (god) with a head cover and a long vestment, seated on a throne holding a vessel in his hand. At his feet a demonic animal with a long tail. On the upper part a star symbol of Ištar in the crescent. Opposite of the enthroned an adorant in a long vestment followed by the intercessing goddess Lama with a horns crown and a long furbelow vestment. The inscription in three lines reads “Rim-ia, son of Sin-nakab, servant of Adad” as the owner.