University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B14529
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Neo-Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 678 - Other Number
CBS14529 - Other Number
1442 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1442 - Old Museum Number
13 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

Sommerville 1442 (1889): Chalcedony. Assyrian Seal. A priest bearing a flambeau before an altar. Probably one of the ordinary Magi's seals, which generally represent a fire altar. PBS XIV: The Babylonian worshiper as above adoring the emblems of Marduk and Nabu resting on a base altar. Octagonal cone seal with convex face. Chalcedony, 13 ½ x 11 ½ mm. MS Coll.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

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] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Engraved Gems: Their History and an Elaborate View of Their Place In Art.. Maxwell Sommerville. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 768, #1442View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: #13View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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