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Object Number:B4079
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Deity
Panther?
Credit Line:Purchased from D. Noorian, 1895
Other Number:PBS XIV: 1053 - Other Number
PBS XVI: 214 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Round unbaked terracotta relief. God or goddess on panther (dragon)

PBS XIV: Clay relief. The goddess Ninlil (?) standing on the back of the winged dragon with feather tail and head down as vomiting venom, the body and forelegs of a lion and the hind legs of an eagle. The beast belongs to the primitive cycle of the Nippur deities. The goddess has a plaited shawl girded about and opening in front to let pass her bare leg.

Bought from Dr. Noorian. Nippur 1895.

PBS XVI: Ninlil riding on the back of a winged dragon. The dragon has the body and forelegs of a lion, the hind legs, wings, and feathered tail of an eagle. Its head is hanging and its mouth vomiting venom. It is the proper mount of the goddess of atmosphere, riding the heavy rain clouds. She wears a plaited shawl showing her bare leg through the front opening. molded relief.

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1930. Terra-Cottas from Nippur.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. ed. Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XVI. pg. 1-52, 445 plates Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 214View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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