University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B5039
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Limestone
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 260 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, limestone PBS XIV: The worshiping of a seated goddess (?) with hand extended. She has a horned mitre, her hair tied in a loop, a flounced robe, a seat built like a temple gate with recesses. The seat has moreover a low curved back, a cushion, and rests, with her footstool on a dais. Behind her there are a caduceus of Ishtar, a frog or beetle, perhaps a turtle, and in front of her a fishman and a human head. A worshiping goddess brings a kid as an offering. She has the horned mitre, her hair tied in a loop and a flounced robe. A nude Gilgamesh with head in profile has locked arms with an ithyphallic Eabani. The other emblems are the crescent, the ampulla and libra. Concave, cyl. seal. Limestone, 22 x 11 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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