University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 390 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, hematite PBS XIV: The worshiping of the usual Martu stepping forth club and scimitar in one hand, and of the war goddess Ishtar. She ads the scimitar in one hand, and the caduceus in the other., and two quivers full of arrows hanging across her shoulders. She has a horned mitre, her head in front face, a plaited shawl girded about her waist and opening in front to let pass her bare leg lifted on a small crouched lion. Between them there are a goat fish and a turtle. The usual divine attendant adores with both hands up. In front a small bareheaded Amorite servant with a short loin cloth carries a pail and a libation vase. Other emblems are a fly and a fish or hedgehog. "Ea//great lord of abundant mercy//foundation of the god Kurgal." Concave cyl. seal. Hematite, 23 x 11 1/2 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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