A sizeable Elamite veined agate inscribed lentoid bead,  Kassite, Second half of 14th Century B.C.
Lot 238*
A sizeable Elamite veined agate inscribed lentoid bead, Kassite, Second half of 14th Century B.C.
Sold for £66,050 (US$ 110,494) inc. premium
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Near Eastern - Part I A sizeable Elamite veined agate inscribed lentoid bead

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  • Published:
    Christie's London, Fine Antiquities, Wednesday, 13 December 1995, lot 148

    Enlil was one of the most important gods, who symbolised the forces of nature and proclaimed good and evil. Like Anu, Enlil held the insignia of royalty which he dispensed to the person of his choice. Earthly kings, such as Kuringalzu mentioned here, were only the representatives of Enlil, who were raised above all other men merely by the god pronouncing their name. This inscribed bead is a dedication by the Babylonian king Kuringalzu to his maker the god Enlil
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