University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1003
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Basalt
Technique:Polished
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 182 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, basalt, polished (?) PBS XIV: The worshiping of the seated Shamash with rays from his shoulders and his notched sword in hand. He has a horned mitre, a beard, his hair tied in a loop behind and a flounced shawl covering one shoulder. His cubic seat has cross bars and a low back. He is approached by three diving attendants with the same mitre, hair and beard, but only a plaited shawl about the waist or covering one shoulder. (?). The first lifts one hand in sign of adoration, the others keep them clasped, and a carry a club - or stick. There are moreover an axe with horizontal blade, and behind the god, a star on a lance, his emblem. Concave cyl. seal. Black diorite, 33 x 21 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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