Black serpentinite cylinder seal; a snout-nosed, horned reptile, of which only part of the head is visible, faces left, below a crescent. Behind this head is the upper part of a bearded god, facing left, wearing a round-topped, horned head-dress, holding a six-pronged thunderbolt in his extended right hand and raising his left hand behind him. Behind him are four of the Pleiades, a globe-with-rays and a crescent-standard. A chevron border. Lower half missing; shiny; a fault in the stone has resulted in chipping. Originally slightly barrel-shaped.


Thing

Made Of
serpentine
Type of Thing
cylinder seal
Subject
reptile, storm, deity, planet/constellation, sun/moon

People

Depicted
Pleiades
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Woolley, Charles Leonard

Place

Found In
Carchemish

Time

Acquired In
1922
Period/Culture
Neo-Hittite

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