Cylinder Seal


From: Iraq

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B5061
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq
Period Babylonian
Section Near Eastern
Materials Shell

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, shell, small piece broken off

PBS XIV: The birdman is brought in judgment before a seated god, probably Ea, with no streams but three fishes in the field. He has a flounced robe, a horned mitre, his hair tied in a loop behind and one arm solemnly lifted up. The birdman with hands bound, and a rope tied round his neck, is led by the first officer, and followed by the second who lifts one hand over the head. Both divine attendants wear the horned mitre, and are armed with clubs, but the first had a flounced garment covering the shoulder, while the second has only a plaited skirt from the waist down. Concave cyl. seal, with one piece broken off. Shell, 33 x 19 mm

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number PBS XIV: 175 - Other Number | P261253 - CDLI Number

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