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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5047
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 288 - Other Number


CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, shell

PBS XIV: The worshiping of a seated bearded god with hand extended holding a small cup below the crescent. He wears the low woolen turban and fringed shawl. His cubic seat with a low back rests on a line of ground. Behind him there is a rampant lion, and in front the ampulla and libra. He is approached by two bearded worshipers in fringed shawls and low turbans. They adore with one hand up. The second supports his elbow with his second hand in the attitude of Hammurabi on the Code stele. Concave cyl. seal. Shell, 23 x 12 x ½ mm


[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV.View Objects related to this reference

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