A cream-coloured fossil shell(?) cylinder seal carved to so-called banquet scene with two figures drinking beer from a vessel with a straw, lunar crescent and twig.
Supplied with modern wax impression.
Early Dynastic III - Akkad III: Circa 2400-2350 BC
Fine condition; the surface worn but the design is clear.
Height 21 mms (0.8 ins)
For the Sumerians, Akkadians and Babylonians, beer was a daily staple and an essential component of social life. It was a beloved beverage, celebrated in poetry and song.
From a 1980's collection and checked by a Levantine Archaeologist specialising in Biblical archaeology.
Early Dynastic beer drinking scene cylinder seal: Circa 2500-2350 BC
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