THE INTERCESSION SCENES IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS TILL THE END OF THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD (*)
Document Type : Original article
DOI : 10.21608/EJARS.2017.6838
Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo Univ., Cairo, Egypt.
By the means of the expression intercession scenes", which this paper presents, it is generally meant a group of figurative themes which appear on Mesopotamian cylinder seals impressions since the end of the Early Dynastic period and become quite frequent since the Akkadian period. This theme also became very popular under the third Dynasty of Ur and Babylonian period. Concerning this theme it is consisted of three elements: the worshipper who stand before the god, the interceding god and the deified king or another male or female god. These are the main characters of this type of scene that I will deal with and interpret it in this article in Mesopotamian cylinder seals till the end of the Old Babylonian Period.
Mesopotamian cylinder seals; Intercession Scenes; Worshiper; The deified king
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