University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B5129
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Achaemenid Period
Date Made: 6-4th centuries BCE
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Carnelian
Length: 2.8 cm
Outside Diameter:1.2 cm
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1891
Other Number:PBS XIV: 660 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder in sardonyx PBS XIV: A Persian hero holds by the horn two rampant ibexes. His lower garment is braided or flounced, closed and dawn up in front as if to represent trousers. He has a short embroidered tunic with a smooth front and laps or fringes on the sides just above the belt, a short pointed or curled beard, a mass of hair undulating over the neck and a Persian crown or low turban with a flat top. The ibexes have rugged curved horns, a tuft of beard and a knotty massive body very well observed. Convex cyl. seal. Carnelian, 28 ½ x 12 mm


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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