University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1042
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Basalt
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 103 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, hard black basalt PBS XIV: A nude hunter with head in profile, long hair, a beard and a high feather headdress (?) stands between two bulls attacked by two lions. He is concerned only with the bull on his right. A second hunter, without feather cap, seizes a lion by tail and neck. The feather crown is a mark of rank on the head of a king fighting like Gilgamesh. Cyl. seal. Serpentine, 27 x 16 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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