University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B14508
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Ur I
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberPBS XIV: 494 - Other Number
1403 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1403 - Old Museum Number

Description

PBS XIV: The worshiping of two standing deities. The first has a horned mitre, his hair tied in a swallow tail, a flounced robe, his hand extended low. The second steps forth like Martu, one hand to his breast, the other hanging. He has a conical hat, a beard, his hair tied in a swallow tail, a short fringed tunic. The usual divine attendant adores with both hands up.
“servant of Nergal//servant of Ragamirik”
The last name meaning: “of the far reaching cry,” is perhaps an epithet of the storm god Ramman-Adad.
Concave cyl. seal. Hematite, 18 ½ x 9 mm. MS Coll.


Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians. Volume XIV.View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: #1408, plate 34View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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