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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B1834
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Carnelian
Credit Line:Purchased from Khabaza, Baghdad; subscription of R. F. Harper, 1889
Other Number:PBS XIV: 607 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder in carnelian

PBS XIV: The Assyrian hero Bel-Marduk holds by the leg two rampant hairy bisons. He has the usual heavy hair tied about, beard and open shawl with three zones of fringes. The reverse has a genius clothed in a fish skin carrying a cone fruit and a pail. The cone fruit seems to have replaced the older Babylonian libation vase. THe genius has a beard and a short tunic under his fish coat. Convex cyl. seal. Carnelian, 25 x 14 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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