University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B14482
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Neo-Assyrian
Date Made: c. 800 BC
Early Date: -850
Late Date: -750
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Agate
Iconography:Genius
Griffin
Fish
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 619 - Other Number
1377 - Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-1377 - Old Museum Number
19 - Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)
CBS14482 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Seal cylinder, Agate. Neo Babylonian. PBS XIV: The four-winged Bel-Marduk holds two winged sphinxes. He has the usual round mitre, long beard and hair and open flounced robe. The sphinxes have a bearded human head, a lion's body and tail and the wings of an eagle. Their hind legs and tail form a rhomb below the crescent. There is a fish in the field. Roughly cut with wheel and burr. Convex cyl. seal. Blue chalcedony, 27 x 14 1/2 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.. 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: #1377, plate 33View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1956. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: #19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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