"B100 – “SEAL OF TARIBA TESHUB KING OF KARKEMISH, SON OF INI-TESHUB - 2008"|
Acrylic on canvas - 49 Inches x 75 Inches
BABYLONIAN \ Cylinder-seal recovered in Israel (ref. S.333, Keel & Uehlinger 1995), also from the hegemonic period neo-Assyrian, 1100-612 B.C. The hunting god Nin Ur = Ninurta in the sumerian and akkadian mythology, is chasing after the bird’s monster Imdugud = Anzu, that he’ll killed at the end. |
Because he stole the tablets of destiny to Nin Ur’s father Enlil. Top: from the left to the right: a seal, the sun’s god and a flying bird. Middle: two undefined symbols. Bottom: a dog, the rhomb is perhaps an eye and an unidentified symbol topped by the monogram of Philhelm.
The colours of the background symbolized the superposed vault of heaven. The cuneiform’s text is coming from the original cylinder seal sent to the king of Ugarit. The original cut of the signs has been modified and the literal translation is: “Seal of Talmi-Teshub, king of Karkemish, son of Ini-Teshub.”