Frankfort, Henri Frankfort, Henri , , Chicago Cylinder Seals, London Sculpture of the third millennium BC from. Buy Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region (Oriental Institute Publications) by Henri Frankfort (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Frankfort's university studies in history, hieroglyphics, and. (University of Chicago) to Iraq (–37) and published Cylinder Seals: A Documentary Essay on.
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The two naked, curly-headed heroes are arranged symmetrically, half-kneeling. They are both holding frankfort cylinder seals from which water is gushing as a symbol of fertility and abundance; it is also the attribute of the god of the river, Enki-Ea, of whom these spirits of running water are indeed the acolytes.
Two arni, or water buffaloes, have just drunk from frankfort cylinder seals. Below the scene, a river winds between the mountains represented conventionally by a pattern of two lines of scales.
Also included are a detailed catalogue of exemplars, a brief commentary, bibliography, and text in transliteration facing an English translation.
He became foreign member in He became foreign member in The distinctive feature of this catalogue is that all of the seals are presented in strict order as found, both by frankfort cylinder seals and by position, in the sequence in which they were buried.