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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1013
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Limonite
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 261 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, limonite

PBS XIV: The worshiping of a seated goddess with hand extended below the crescent. She has the usual horned mitre, hair tied in a loop and flounced robe. her seat is built like a gateway with recesses and has a low curved back. The divine assistant, iwth the same mitre, hair and robe, leads by the hand the worshiper in a fringed shawl and a low turban. Both adore with their free hand up. There arealso an ampulla and libra.

The would-be rays or flames on the shoulder of the goddess are due to the defective texture of the stone. Shamas. Aa. Cyl. seal. Limonite, 17 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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