University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:B14476
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Hittite
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Basalt
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 503 - Other Number
1653 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1653 - Old Museum Number

Description

PBS XIV: Hittite hunter gods and goddesses. A hero in short tunic and high conical hat with a characteristic tail behind wields a cured weapon like an Egyptian sickle in one hand and a slightly bend club in the other. A goddess with a strange horned animal head holds a fox by the tail in one hand, while wielding the curved sickle as above in the other. She has a shawl girded about and opening in front to let pass her bare leg. A second Hittite god, in short tunic and a high conical hat with a tail, wielding a short bent club in one hand, helps to lift up by the hind legs a gazelle with long straight horns. There are two eight pointed stars above. The last Hittite figure in short tunic and conical hat with tail, helps to lift the gazelle with one hand, while carrying another piece of game with the other. Concave cyl. seal. Hematite, 25 ½ x 10 mm. MS Coll.


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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