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Votive Seal Inscriptions (2.125)
(145 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions


Votive objects were designed to carry inscriptions praying for the long life of the donor (who could be the king) and/or designated beneficiaries, normally members of his family (or the king). They could be pure works of art such as statues, steles, or beads, or they could be artistic replicas of objects used in the daily life of the donor, such as bowls or axes, ships for a merchant or weapons for a soldi…

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Hallo, William W., “Votive Seal Inscriptions (2.125)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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