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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:
B7319
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Assyrian
Provenience:
Iraq
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Chalcedony
Iconography:
King
Animal
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
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
PBS XIV: 620   -   Other Number
1366   -   Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1366   -   Old Museum Number

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