Hero (archer) hunting horned serpent (bashmu)

Object no. S02011
Description of the seal image The scene is framed by line borders at the top and bottom. A hero (archer) wearing a tunic aims his bow at a coiled-up horned serpent.
Figures, motifs/symbols - borderlines (2): line borders at the top and bottom
- hero: archer, wearing tunic
- horned serpent (bashmu): coiled-up
Subcategory bead cylinder seal
Collection Penn Museum
Museum Number B14354 – CBS 14354
Condition, shape weathered surface
Culture / Production Place Neo-Babylonian
Provenance excavated at Nippur in 1894
First Occurrence 1984
Archaeological context Nippur, hill VIII
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 22, d: 8
Material and features "glazed pottery"
Style sintered quartz
Scene hunting

Legrain 1925, 313 no. 646 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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