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Object Number: B14387
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Carnelian
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur, 1900
Other NumberPBS XIV: 612 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Seal cyl. Red (cornaline) carnelian.
PBS XIV: The four winged Bel-Marduk holds by the leg two winged sphinxes. He has a round horned (?) mitre, a beard, his hair tied in a mass, an open robe with three zones of fringes. The sphinxes have a human head with round mitre, heavy hair hanging in a mass and no beard, the forelegs of a lion, the hind legs and tail of a bull. There are, moreover, a crescent and rhomb and two border lines.
Cyl. seal. The copper wire mounting is still inside. Carnelian, 26 x 12 mm. Nippur, 1894.


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