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Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5059
Place Name:Iraq
Period:Babylonian
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, chalcedony
PBS XIV: The four winged Bel-Marduk holds by the leg two winged sphinxes with bearded human head. He has the usual round mitre, beard, heavy hair and open flounced shawl girded about above his short tunic. The sphinxes have the same round mitre, curled beard and heavy hair, the body and tail of a lion, with the wings of an eagle.
The reverse has an eight pointed star, a palm like tree of life, a rhomb and two border lines. Convex cyl. seal. Chalcedony, 33 ½ x 16 mm.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1060
Place Name:Iraq
Period:
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, impure chalcedony
PBS XIV: A tree of life like the lower part of a palm tree, between two winged scorpionmen. They have the conical mitre, long beard and hair. There is a six pointed star on the reverse. Rough work cut with the wheel. Convex cyl. seal. Impure chalcedony, 25 x 12 1/2 mm.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1041
Place Name:Iraq
Period:
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, carnelian chalcedony
PBS XIV: The four winged Bel-Marduk fights with two rampant antelopes. He has a beard, his hair tied in a mass, an open Assyrian shawl with three zones of fringes. There are, moreover, a palm like tree of life, a fish and a rhomb, symbols of water and earth, and two border lines. Rough work cut with burr and wheel. Convex cyl. seal. Carnelian, 32 1/2 x 13 1/2 mm.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1043
Place Name:Iraq
Period:
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Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, impure chalcedony jasper
"Neo-Bab"
PBS XIV: The worshiping of Ishtar. She steps forth, one hand extended in sign of blessing, the other resting on the hilt of her sword, and quivers with bows hung across her shoulders. She has a cylindrical mitre with a star on the top, her hair tied in a mass, a short tunic and a flounced shawl girded about and opening in front to let pass her bare leg. The worshiper has both hands extended and one lifted in sign of adoration. He wears a round mitre (?), a beard, his hair tied in a mass, a robe with zones of fringes. There is a columnar altar or libra (?) in front, and behind the goddess a genius with a scorpion tail and his long hair bound by a fillet carries a pail in one hand and a cone fruit in the other. Convex cyl. seal. Jasper, 27 x 12 1/2 mm.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B7319
Place Name:Iraq
Period:
Culture: Assyrian

Description

Note on box: Neo-Bab
CBS Register: Glass like stone seal. Persian period. King fighting two human headed winged animals
PBS XIV: Bel-Marduk without wings holds by the legs two winged sphinxes. He has the usual round mitre, undulating hair and beard, and open flounced robe above his short tunic. The tasseled end of his belt hangs down to his feet. The sphinxes have a beardless human head with heavy hair and a lion's body.
The emblems are the rhomb, a fish, an Assyrian flying sun disk, curiously like an eye. Cyl. seal. Chalcedony, 31 1/2 x 15 mm

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B14328
Place Name:Iraq, Nippur
Period:
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: Seal cyl. white paste
PBS XIV: The tree of life guarded by a winged human headed lion, with a horned (?) mitre and a pointed beard. The tree has three double curved branches with fruits. Cyl. seal of glazed pottery, 25 1/2 x 11 mm

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1053
Place Name:Iraq
Period:
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, chalcedony
PBS XIV: The worshiping of the tree of life under the winged sun disk. It is a palm like tree with a halo of branches round a knotted stock. The tree is guarded on one side by a winged bird headed genius with both hands extended, a short tunic and a rich embroidered shawl opening in front to let pass his bare leg. There are two worshipers on the other side. The first - a king(?) - has both hands up. He has a cylindrical mitre bound with a diadem, heavy hair and beard, and a rich embroidered robe opening in front. The second, assistant or officer, dressed in the same manner but with a round mitre, carries a pail with one hand while adoring with the other.A line of eight dots between them is perhaps a symbol of Ishtar. Convex cyl. seal. Blue chalcedony, 24 x 13 1/2 mm.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5073
Place Name:Iraq
Period:Babylonian
Culture:

Description

note on box: Achaemenid
CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, limestone
PBS XIV: A Persian hero seizes by the leg two rampant winged lionmen. He has the usual crown, long hair and beard, embroidered vest, trousers and boots. The monsters with their human head turned asisde have long hair and beard and a curious ibex horn. The reverse has a cresent, a bird, a plant of life like the silphium. Cyl. seal. Marmolite, 26 x 11 1/2mm

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B14482
Place Name:Iraq
Period:Neo-Assyrian
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: Seal cylinder, Agate. Neo Babylonian.
PBS XIV: The four-winged Bel-Marduk holds two winged sphinxes. He has the usual round mitre, long beard and hair and open flounced robe. The sphinxes have a bearded human head, a lion's body and tail and the wings of an eagle. Their hind legs and tail form a rhomb below the crescent. There is a fish in the field. Roughly cut with wheel and burr. Convex cyl. seal. Blue chalcedony, 27 x 14 1/2 mm

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B7317
Place Name:Iraq
Period:Late Period, Modern (uncertain)
Culture:

Description

Note on box: Neo-Bab
CBS Register: variegated marble seal. Late. Perhaps not genuine.
PBS XIV: A plant of life between two human headed winged sphinxes. They have a round mitre with horns and three points on the summit and long hanging hair. There are an eight pointed star on the reverse and two border lines. Convex cyl. seal. Chalcedony with red layers, 34 x 14 1/2 mm

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