4949 (31). Serpentine Cylinder Seal; Mesopotamia: late Akkadian period, ca. 2254-2154 B.C. Although this seal has been damaged by abrasion and by a deep groove around the middle, one can easily appreciate this unique glimpse into the world of the gods in which they work and battle. ‘And they said: Come, let us build us a city, and a tower whose top may reach unto the heaven…’ Genesis 11:4.
Photograph by Zev Radovan