University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1045
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 146 - Other Number


CBS Register: seal cylinder, hematite

PBS XIV: a nude Gilgamesh with head in profile, long beard, and hair tied in a loop behind, protects a bull, while turning his head toward an attacking lion, crossed with and held back by a struggling Eabani. A unique figure of a lionman, with head turned back in profile with short hair and beard, stands up, holding his own tail with both hands. In the field there is a lance supporting a star. The scene belongs to the best Akkadian times. Cyl. seal. Serpentine, 24 x 14 mm.


[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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