University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B14502
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian I
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Technique:Cameo
Intaglio
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 312 - Other Number
1661 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1661 - Old Museum Number
8 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
CBS14502 - Other Number

Description

worship of a seated figure in field; reversed figure. cameo and intaglio. modern wire holder. PBS XIV: The worshiping of a seated bearded god holding a small cup below the crescent. He has a turban, a fringed shawl, a seat covered with flounced material, a footstool, resting on a brick dais. In front of him there are three dots or stars and a small head, and behind a nude Gilgamesh stepping on the head of a reversed lion which he holds by leg and tail. A shaven and shorn worshiper in fringed shawl stands in front of the god with clasped hands. The usual divine attendant in the rear adores with two hands up. She has the horned mitre, hair tied in a loop, flounced robe. In the field there is a reversed figure of Martu. He has a turban, a short tunic reaching to the knees. One bare arm hangs down, the other half folded presses his club to his breast. There is a squat monkey below. Cyl. seal. Hematite, 22 x 11 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 Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig: 312View 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: #8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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