Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B7319
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 620 - Other Number
1366 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1366 - Old Museum Number
CBS7319 - Other Number
P262341 - CDLI Number


Note on box: Neo-Bab

CBS Register: Glass like stone seal. Persian period. King fighting two human headed winged animals

PBS XIV: Bel-Marduk without wings holds by the legs two winged sphinxes. He has the usual round mitre, undulating hair and beard, and open flounced robe above his short tunic. The tasseled end of his belt hangs down to his feet. The sphinxes have a beardless human head with heavy hair and a lion's body.

The emblems are the rhomb, a fish, an Assyrian flying sun disk, curiously like an eye. Cyl. seal. Chalcedony, 31 1/2 x 15 mm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Cameo and Intaglio: Engraved Gems from the Sommerville Collection (30 Nov 1956 - 31 Mar 1957) View Objects in Exhibition


[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: #1336, plate 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: #12View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Engraved Gems.. Philadelphia. D. Biddle. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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