Canals

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Cylinder seal depicting he sun god Shamash,  Akkad (Iraq), 3rd millennium BCE, Chert. Currently in the collection of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Official description:  Shamash emerging through a pair of mountains flanked by columns, perhaps heaven’s door…🙂 Maybe, but I doubt it. Here is why:

1Modern impression from a greenstone cylinder seal from Sippar, c. 2300 BC…Currently in The British Museum… 

Here is Shamash (the sun god), in full power (represented by sun heat rays emanating from both shoulders), standing „between two columns with a lioness and a lion“. „Between the lions“ means that he is standing in Leo, end of July, beginning of August…

And, Leo is a solar year calendar marker which marks the beginning of the mating season of the Eurasian lions. 

Hence lioness and lion…

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