Early Dynastic III, 3000-2340 B.C. [--Wiseman.]
The Ancient World : The Middle East : Pre-Sargonid Period
Upper register, two seated male figures drinking (soma?) from vessel
through long tubes; lower register, pattern formed by outspread wings
Wiseman writes, "The commonest religious scene is the ritual
banquet, a theme known from votive temple plaques and the 'Mosaic Standard'
from the 'Royal' graves at Ur, dated to the end of the Early Dynastic
period. One or more of the participants wearing the woolen fringed skirt
or kaunakes drink beer through long pipes from a large vessel placed
on the ground."
Seal (cylinder; impression; lapis lazuli).
Style or School
Material or Technique
Found at Ur (U 18983).
Repository or Site
London: Mus., British; No. 123570.
from Wiseman.* [JF 1261]
*Wiseman, D.J., Cylinder (1959), p.25; pl.24.
Woolley, C.L., Art (1961), p.60; fig.13.