Lands of the Bible Archaeology Foundation

Female figures honor an enthroned divinity. This third millennium B.C. seal (shown here, compare with photo of seal impression), probably from northern Mesopotamia, and inscribed in Human, belongs to a woman named Daguna. The precious lapis lazuli stone and fine craftsmanship of the engraved scene reflect Daguna’s high social status. At the far left, the elegantly dressed female divinity wears a conical headdress with several pairs of horns, similar to the headdress of the goddess who stands beside her. The standing goddess holds Daguna’s hand as she introduces her to the divinity. At the far right, an attendant holds a pail that may contain holy water.