Assyro-Babylonian Chalcedony Stamp Seal with Worshiper & Altar

Item Description

C. 7th – 6th century BC

A beautiful example of a chalcedony stamp seal (conoid pyramid) depicting  a worshiper or priest dressed in long robes, with arms raised, standing in front of an altar surmounted by a spade and stylus. The spade is a symbol of the chief god of Babylon, Marduk, and the stylus is a symbol of Nabu, god of writing.

Small surface marks with good carvings and a nice example.

Ref: Similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: X.304.2

Provenance: Ex H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in 1980’s – 1990’s.

Size: 20mm diam x 27mm tall



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