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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5000
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Hematite
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 476 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, hole not entirely cut through, hematite

PBS XIV: The worshiping of a standing bearded god with hand extended low, stepping forth like Shamash but without any weapon. He has a horned mitre, his hair tied in a tail, a plaited shawl. The emblems in front are the sun disk, the crescent and a squat monkey. A bearded worshiper adores with one hand up. He has a turban, his hair tied in a short tail, a plaited robe. A bearded deity stands up one arm hanging, the other folded to his breast. he has a horned mitre, a plaited shawl, his hair tied behind. Between them there are an ampulla and a libra

Two small figures behind copy their attitude. The first in turban and short tunic adores with one hand up. The second with turban, and a shawl covering one shoulder, one arm hanging, the other folded to his breast is a Martu without his weapon.

On the reverse there is another large figure of Martu without any weapon. His hair is tied in a swallow tail. Cyl seal, not thoroughly pierced. Hematite, 22 x 10 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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