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Ur II-Isin period : Cylinder seal of Hashkhamer, "divine bailiff" of Ishkunsin, impression, c. 2255-2040

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Title: Ur II-Isin period : Cylinder seal of Hashkhamer, "divine bailiff" of Ishkunsin, impression, c. 2255-2040
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gudea & Ur II-Isin periods, c. 2290-2040;seals;book scan
Description: Hashkhamer was, according to the inscription, an official of Ur-Nammu. Two goddesses lead a supplicant in a toga before a figure on a throne who must be ruler. He lacks all the insignia of divinity (the crown of horns and the flounced dress worn by goddesses). The kings of the Third Dynasty of Ur from the time of Shulgi on, prefixed their names with the "determinative" for "god". Perhaps then Ur-Nammu is taking the place of a deity in this scene, though texts say he was only deified after death. -- Green slate, h : 5.4 cm (British Museum).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201478
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4181

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