Nergal's mace

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Nergal represented on this limestone stela, which is inscribed with a charter from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I BC). Demons In The Bible, Sumerian, God Of War, British Museum, Deities, Reign, Witchcraft, Spiritual, Magick
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Limestone stela

Nergal represented on this limestone stela, which is inscribed with a charter from the reign of Nebuchadnezzar I (r.1125-1104 BC). [British Museum]

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Parthian relief of Nergal

Nergal is sometimes imagined with lion-like characteristics, like this 1st century AD Parthian relief of the deity holding the hell-dog Cerberus on a leash (Museum of Mosul)

An Akkadian cylinder seal from Larsa depicting Nergal with a sickle-sword and his characteristic mace/scepter with two lion heads (c. BC, carved from soapstone). An enemy lies defeated at his feet. Ancient Aliens, Ancient Art, Demons In The Bible, Beyond The Border, Epic Of Gilgamesh, Dutch Language, Catholic University, Biblical Verses, Sumerian
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An Akkadian cylinder seal from Larsa

An Akkadian cylinder seal from Larsa depicting Nergal with a sickle-sword and his characteristic mace/scepter with two lion heads (c. 2360–2180 BC, carved from soapstone). An enemy lies defeated at his feet.

Nergal as a proper winged lion on a Kassite Babylonian kudurru boundary stone (Louvre). Demons In The Bible, Lion Ears, Beyond The Border, Dutch Language, Sumerian, North Africa, Louvre, Stone, Rock
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Nergal as a proper winged lion

Nergal as a proper winged lion on a Kassite Babylonian kudurru boundary stone (Louvre).

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Terra-cotta relief from Kish,

An early depiction of Nergal, again with beard, holding two lion-headed staffs instead of his typical double-lion-headed mace. Terra-cotta relief from Kish, c.2100-1500 BC. [Ashmolean Museum, Oxford]

Kudurru dated to the reign of Marduk-apla-iddina I. Babylonian work of the Kassite period, taken to Susa as spoil of war in the century BC - Wikimedia Commons

Boundary stone of the Kassite king Marduk-apla-iddina I

Nergal's symbol is also featured on this boundary stone of the Kassite king Marduk-apla-iddina I (r.1171–1159 BC). It was during the Kassite period that Nergal grew in importance and became co-ruler of the Underworld with Ereškigal. [Louvre]

Old Babylonian Plaque with Nergal, Century BCA D-shaped baked clay plaque fragment with high-relief figure of a standing god Nergal wearing tall cap, with long curly hair and heard, a pair of bull(?) ears, in left hand holding a mace. Demons In The Bible, Lion Ears, Biblical Verses, Sumerian, God Of War, Ancient Artifacts, North Africa, 17th Century, Deities
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Old-Babylonian baked clay plaque

An 18th-17th c. BC Old-Babylonian baked clay plaque fragment with a high-relief figure of Nergal wearing a cap, with long curly hair and beard, a pair of lion ears, holding a mace/scepter decorated by a double lion’s head and two daggers secured at the belt.

Nergal's mace as imagined on this this Old-Babylonian clay plaque from Nippur (The Sulaymaniyah Museum).

Old-Babylonian clay plaque from Nippur

Nergal's mace as imagined on this this Old-Babylonian clay plaque from Nippur (The Sulaymaniyah Museum).