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Object Number:B7307
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
Iconography:Seated Goddess?
Flute
Serpent?
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 626 - Other Number
1449 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1449 - Old Museum Number
21 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
CBS7307 - Other Number

Description

white. seated figure (goddess?) with double flutes, serpent? (note on box: Neo-Babylonian) Sommerville 1449 (1889): Quartz Pebble. Assyrian Seal. A seated figure holding a disk in the hands. Crescent above, PBS XIV: A seated figure with the three pointed Persian crown plays on a four stringed harp with a triangular frame. She has a fringed, braided robe, her long hair hanging on her shoulders, a low seat. Perhaps a serpent on her knees (?). Cone seal. White chalcedony, 19 x 13 x 22 mm


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: 769, #1449, plate 39View 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: #21View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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