Donald A. Mackenzie
published on 26 April 2012
Ur-Nammu (seated) bestows governorship on Ḫašḫamer, patesi (high priest) of Iškun-Sin (cylinder seal impression, c. 2100 BCE).
Greenstone seal(clay impression of the cylinder seal) of Hashhamer, Governor of Ishkun-Sin.
Third Dynasty of Ur, about 2100 BCE, from Babylon, southern Iraq.
Length: 5.28 cm Diameter: 2.87 cm
Obtained at Babylon some time before 1820 CE by John Hine and presented to the British Museum by C.D. Cobham by 1880 CE.
British Museum, ME 89126, Room 56, Early Mesopotamia, case 20
This seal is typical of the last century of the third and of the early second millennium BCE. The scene depicts Hashhamer being led by a lamma (minor deity), before the seated king, and another lamma follows. The king is probably bestowing the governorship on Hashhamer. The accompanying inscription translates:
"Ur-Nammu, the mighty hero, king of Ur; Ḫašḫamer, patesi of Iškun-Sin, his servant."
Based on Wikipedia content that has been reviewed, edited, and republished. Original image by Donald A. Mackenzie. Uploaded by Jan van der Crabben, published on 26 April 2012 under the following license: Public Domain. This item is in the public domain, and can be used, copied, and modified without any restrictions.
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