Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder seal. Black hematite. Shamash with horned mitre and notched sword in hand steps on a crouching bull a worshipper brings a kid as an offering. The god Martu with a short club in hand, short garment and a round woolen turban is followed by a worshipper with clasped hands, and a servant. Two small figures - a bifrons with clasped hands and a nude servant with libation cone in hand. About BC 1900. E.1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): From G46. EH.     
Material (Catalog Card): Haematite2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 23mm, D. 12mm     
U Number: 6255     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      
Description (Modern): CBS Register: cylinder seal. hematite. Samash. Martu, 3 worshippers and small fig. c. 1900 BC UE X: a worshipper brings a kid as an offering to his god represented as an active hero of the Samas type but holding a short weapon horizontally. Like him he wears a horned mitre, beard, chignon, a pleated shawl hanging from the waist and open in front to let pass his bare leg, which rests on a bull recumbent. This is a mythical animal with beard and horned mitre, the "bull of heaven." The worshipper in turban and fringed shawl is followed by a number of Amorite figures. First, Martu with turban, splayed beard, short fringed shawl, and club in hand. Next, two little nude men wearing only a belt. One of them is apparently double-faced. Then two more Amorites, worshippers, or servants. The first wears a turban and a long fringed robe and keeps his hands clasped. The second, in short tunic and shawl, is like Martu but without the club. Haematite cylinder.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Mineral >> Semi-precious >> Hematite      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B16306     
Measurement (Diameter): 13     
Measurement (X): 24     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
LG/153 | EHG/46 Outside Block D, SE Range, Square G5. In the tomb filling were the clay tablets U.6314-9, dated to the reign of Samsu- iluna (see U.E.T. V, Nos. 149, 268). (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (none)
Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders 1951 Legrain, Leon, and Woolley, Leonard (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:31 Page:255 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:31 Page:255 (none)
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