University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 30-12-46
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PD, pylon of the gateway, Cassite foundation deposit
Locus: PD. Foundation deposit.
Period: Kassite
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Shell
Iconography:Eagle
Man
Bull
Antelope
Length: 3.6cm
Width: 1.6cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
Other NumberU.12691 - Field No SF
UE X: 607 - Other Number
B17765 - Old Museum Number

Description

CBS Register. Ur 1928-9, Season VII. Cylinder Seal. shell. Kassite period. Eagleman, with wings and claws, stands on two bulls, grasps two antelopes, Flying eagle.
UE X: the eagle man master of the wild animals. Two bulls back to back and sinking on their knees form his pedestal. He sinks his claws in their hind quarters. With extended arms he grasps galloping antelopes by their horns. His wings spread above horizontally. He has a bull's tail and a pointed mitre. Beside him an eagle flying in profile hovers above a big fish. Shell cylinder.


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