Hero (archer) hunting horned serpent (bashmu)

Object no. S02009
Description of the seal image A hero (archer) aims his bow at a coiled-up horned serpent (bashmu). He is further armed with a sword at his waist.
Figures, motifs/symbols - hero: archer, has a sword at his waist
- horned serpent (bashmu): coiled-up
Subcategory bead cylinder seal
Collection Penn Museum
Museum Number B14359 – CBS 14359
Condition, shape slightly worn and chipped below the hunter
Culture / Production Place Neo-Babylonian
Provenance excavated at Nippur in 1894
First Occurrence 1894
Archaeological context Nippur, hill VIII
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 17, d: 7
Material and features "glazed pottery"
Style sintered quartz
Scene hunting

Legrain 1925, 313 no. 644 and pl. XXXIII.

Legrain, L.: The Culture of the Babylonians. From Their Seals in the Collections of the Museum. I–II. (Publications of the Babylonian Section 14) Philadelphia, 1925.

Object history
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