University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B14523
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Neo-Babylonian
Date Made: c. 625 BC
Early Date: -650
Late Date: -600
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 681 - Other Number
1444 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1444 - Old Museum Number
18 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
CBS14523 - Other Number

Description

Sommerville #1444 (1889): Pale brownish chalcedony. Assyrian Seal. A priest before an altar on which burns a lamp. Also the crescent of a new moon. PBS XIV: The Babylonian worshiper as above adoring with both hands the emblems of Marduk and Nabu resting on the back of the horned dragon crouched on a base altar, below the crescent. Octagonal cone seal with convex face. Chalcedony, 17 ½ x 13 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, #1444View 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: #18View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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