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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:B9103
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Baghdad
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Calcite
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 168 - Other Number
P264529 - CDLI Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, calcite stalagmate

PBS XIV: The worshiping in front of a symbol of vegetation, a palm with two hanging branches or fruits, on a triangular support which may represent a mountain or simply a sheaf. The two worshipers have a bare head, a beard, a long plaited robe, and one hand up in sigh of adoration. This is perhaps an early Babylonian tree of life.

Cyl. seal. Calcite stalactite, 19 ½ x 9 mm

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

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