SX2: Battle Standard Seal (2300 BCE)
Black Hematite (hard iron oxide) Sumerian Cylinder Seal now at the British Museum (Number 101958). It shows a battle standard with a bird between the two people approaching a deity. It is 0.8 inches high and 1/2 inch in diameter. It was bought from a collector in 1905. Online at: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1905-1111-9
- SUG5 AN AB (text SX 2.1)
- ŠA AN I ? (text SX 2.2)
- To knock-over AN's cooking
- empty AN of the pain of [unknown sign]
Apparently the sun god AN is being blamed for a drought. He is cooking the land too much. But something is causing AN to act improperly. As usual the translation provided by the British Museum is wrong.
Lexicon used for this translation: About This Early-Sign Sumerian Lexicon