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The seal of Annum-pī-Šamaš, son of Warad-Sîn, attested under Immerum, shows a typical early Old Babylonian adoration scene before a partially preserved seated god and a rare second motif of a bull-man holding the three line framed legend. The seal of the sanga Šamaš-tappašu, son and successor of Annum-pī-Šamaš, attested under Sumu-la-El and the beginning of Sabium, shows a similar mixture of conventional and rare elements. The transfer of almost identical and interreferential iconographical information over several generations no doubt reflects the conscious creation of a tradition by the first sangas of the Šamaš temple of Sippar-Jarūrum. The seals used by the sangas of the Edikuda seem to be much less outstanding and fit perfectly into the iconography of their time.

Keywords: Annum-pī-Šamaš; sanga Šamaš-tappašu; sanga seals



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