University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B14513
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Agade
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Archaic
Date Made: c. 2330 BC
Early Date: -2380
Late Date: -2280
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Shell
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 210 - Other Number
1420 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1420 - Old Museum Number
CBS14513 - Other Number
6 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)

Description

PBS XIV: The worshiping of a seated goddess with one hand extended in sign of welcome, and perhaps a branch in the other. She is approached by two worshipers, and followed by two female servants. All have their hair tied in a loop behind, a fringed shawl, and the goddess a cubic seat with a low back. Cyl. seal. Shell, 32 x 18 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: #1420, plate 38View 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: #6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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