University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B1050
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: 346 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: seal cylinder, basalt PBS XIV: The worshiping of Martu stepping forth club in hand. He has the usual turban, large beard, tunic, shawl covering one shoulder. A divine attendant adores with both hands up. She has the horned mitre, hair tied in a loop, and flounced robe. Between them there is a crescent above a seated monkey. Behind Martu, a remarkable three stage ziggurat supports two crooked sticks, emblems of the god. Each stage is decorated with brick recesses or flat pillars in the best Babylonian style. Other emblems are the hedgehog, the fly, the small bandy legged figure adoring with one hand up. Concave cyl. seal. Basalt, 26 x 12 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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