Shamash in Boat Seal Recreation: This seal shows the nightly travel of the sun god Shamash in the subterranean waters. The ancients believed that the sun sets in the West and passes through the netherworld during the night then rises again in the East. This seal dates to the Akkadian period (2350-2200 BC). Seal is about 1.5 inches tall by .75 inches round. Comes with seal and roll out.