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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5059
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 614 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, chalcedony

PBS XIV: The four winged Bel-Marduk holds by the leg two winged sphinxes with bearded human head. He has the usual round mitre, beard, heavy hair and open flounced shawl girded about above his short tunic. The sphinxes have the same round mitre, curled beard and heavy hair, the body and tail of a lion, with the wings of an eagle.

The reverse has an eight pointed star, a palm like tree of life, a rhomb and two border lines. Convex cyl. seal. Chalcedony, 33 ½ 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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