Assyro-Babylonian Chalcedony Stamp Seal

 

Assyro-Babylonian Chalcedony Stamp Seal

An ancient Mesopotamian Assyro-Babylonian chalcedony stamp seal with a cultic scene. A bearded male figure with raised hands stands before an altar upon which is a couchant mushhushshu, the composite dragon associated in particular with Babylon s chief deity Marduk, whose spade standard rises from its back.

Neo-Babylonian.
Late 8th - 6th century BC.
Height: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm).

Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 93.17.58.

Formerly in the collection of Armen Sarkisian, acquired in Egypt in the 1950s.

Inv#: 7614

$3,750

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