Neo-Babylonian stamp seal with worshipping scene

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Object number
AR2384
The stamp shows the spade of Marduk, patron deity of the city of Babylon. Above an eight-pointed star, symbolizing Ishtar. Late 7th to 5th century BC.
Object: Neo-Babylonian stamp seal with worshipping scene

Material: Rock with black and gray marbling.

Period: Late 7th cent. BC to 5th cent. BC.
Neo-Babylonian.

Description:    Conoid stamp seal. The upper part is missing and must have once been drilled to enable stringing the seal. The stamp shows a podest with the spade of Marduk, patron deity of the city of Babylon. Above is an eight-pointed star, symbolizing Ishtar. Two priests flank the scene.

Dimensions: 19mm height (broken, once approx. 25mm height), 20mm length, 16mm width.

Condition: Upper part broken off in modern times and missing. The break area offers a view on the unworked stone with a nice white vein. Old chip to the stamp side.

Provenance: Acquired by us in 2014 from a German auction house. Previously in the important collection of the notary Dr. Paul Gerhard Langenkamp (1922–2012) from Duesseldorf, Germany. Acquired into his collection from the European art market between the 1940s and 1980s. Many pieces from his collection has been bought at the art specialists Drouot Paris, Palais d’Orsay, Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel and Frank Sternberg AG Zürich.

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