God with lightning fork, bull, and mace-bearing figure in ascending posture

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between 1500 B.C. and 1350 B.C.
27 x 13 mm
Morgan Seal 1020
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"Seals 1020 and 1021 still recall Old Babylonian designs in the general arrangement of their principal figures and in the ascending posture of the gods with emblems. However, the Mitannian elements in these seals are more pronounced; they are manifested by the small designs in the field, and in 1021 by the secondary motif and by the standard held by the god."--Porada, CANES, p. 141


"God with lightning fork placing foot on bull and facing mace-bearing figure in ascending posture -- Small nude female beside vessel above antelope head -- Figure with scimitar facing enthroned figure, between them sun disk, lion, and ball staff -- Stand(?) composed of five globes behind head of enthroned figure -- Six scattered globes in field."--Porada, CANES, p. 141