University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B7319
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Assyrian
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Iconography:King
Animal
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberPBS XIV: 620 - Other Number
1366 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1366 - Old Museum Number
12 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
CBS7319 - Other Number

Description

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

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: #1336, plate 31View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: #12View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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