University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1043
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Chalcedony
Jasper (uncertain)
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 584 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, impure chalcedony jasper

"Neo-Bab"

PBS XIV: The worshiping of Ishtar. She steps forth, one hand extended in sign of blessing, the other resting on the hilt of her sword, and quivers with bows hung across her shoulders. She has a cylindrical mitre with a star on the top, her hair tied in a mass, a short tunic and a flounced shawl girded about and opening in front to let pass her bare leg. The worshiper has both hands extended and one lifted in sign of adoration. He wears a round mitre (?), a beard, his hair tied in a mass, a robe with zones of fringes. There is a columnar altar or libra (?) in front, and behind the goddess a genius with a scorpion tail and his long hair bound by a fillet carries a pail in one hand and a cone fruit in the other. Convex cyl. seal. Jasper, 27 x 12 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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