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Object Number:B5072
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 430 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, hematite PBS XIV: Adad and Martu. Adad steps forth, thunderbolt in hand, his bare leg lifted over a crouched bull. He has the usual horned mitre, beard, hair tied in a loop or tail, flounced shawl girded about and opening in front. An opposite Martu steps forth club in hand. He has a conical hat, a short plaited tunic girded about, and no beard nor shawl. The emblems in the field are the crescent, libra, ampulla, squat monkey, Nergal’s curved weapon and two small nude bandy legged men opposed head to head, and representing the enemies, one hand up crying for mercy. Concave cyl. seal. Limestone, 26 x 11.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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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