University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B5074
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Jasper
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 601 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, mottled jasper PBS XIV: A tree of life, a simple stock on a bulging base supporting a winged disk among all sorts of animals. There are two crouched ibexes attacked by two winged dragons with lions’ tails, in the field above two animals with head turned back, a crouched gazelle, a doe or calf with one leg up and on either side of the tree an ampulla and a libra. Cyl. seal. Red mottled jasper, 23 x 11 mm. Bagdad, 1890.


Bibliography:

[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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