University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1091
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 443 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, hematite PBS XIV: The worshiping of Nergal and Martu. Nergal, with a sheaf of five clubs in one hand and wielding the scimitar in the other, steps on his kneeling enemy, who lifts one hand crying for mercy. He has a turban, a beard, a short tunic girded about. The enemy is bareheaded, and has only a belt, perhaps a loin cloth. A worshiper in turban an short fringed shawl covering one shoulder, brings a kid, tail foremost. The usual Martu steps forth club and scimitar in hand. Concave cyl. seal. Hematite, 19 x 10 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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