University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B5055
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other NumberPBS XIV: 618 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, chalcedony
PBS XIV: The four winged Bel-Marduk holds two ostriches by the neck. He has the usual round mitre, undulating hair and beard, and open flounced robe above his short tunic.
The emblems are the crescent, a rhomb, a fish and a goat – or bull (?). Roughly cut with wheel and burr. Convex cyl. seal. Chalcedony, 27 ½ x 12 mm


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