|Dating:||1300 BC1200 BC|
|Origin:||Middle East, Ancient Iran, Sialk|
|Physical:||5.2cm. (2 in.) - |
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This pendant represents the Crescent of Sin. It comes from Sialk, Ancient Iran, 1300-1200 BC.|
Sin, the moon god, was the principal god of Babylonia and Assyria. It eventually formed a triad with Shamash the sun god, and Ishtar the earth god.
the cult of the moon god was brought into Babylonia by the Semitic nomads from Arabia. The moon-good is par excellence the god of nomadic people
just as the sun god is the chief god of an agricultural people (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911).