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.
Cf. Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 93.17.58.
Formerly in the collection of Armen Sarkisian, acquired in Egypt in the 1950s.