University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:31-17-23
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Locus: PG Larsa rubbish
Period: Larsa
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Diorite
Iconography:Worshipper
God
Dragon
Emblem
Length: 2 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number:U.13663 - Field No SF
UE X: 469 - Other Number
B19429 - Old Museum Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder. diorite. broken. "Lu...., dumu...." Worshipper and god standing on dragon, emblem.

UE X: worshipper before the god of atmosphere Adad standing on a bull. Same scene with new details. THe bare-headed worshipper keeps his hands clasped. The god stands on a wingless dragon, which still has eagle's feet and a feather tail. Its lowered head still vomits clouds. The god's extended right hand is empty, but his left holds a curved club. He wears a horned mitre, a chignon, a fringed robe. There is a crescent before him, and a huge club or arrow, point down, behind him. Only one sign of the inscription is left. Steatite cylinder.


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