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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:B9101
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Baghdad
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 439 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, hematite

PBS XIV: Contests with wild animals of the Nergal cycle. A nude kneeling bareheaded man with a tight belt is attacked by a rampant lion and a winged dragon with a feather tail. Three big dots in the field may be a symbol of the Moon god, three small ones may represent a mountain. Ina second group a rampant lion attacks an ibex seated on a stumpy support – a mountain (?). Cyl. seal. Hematite, 21 ½ x 11 mm

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV.View Objects related to this reference

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