Worshiper with bird facing god with mace

between 810 B.C. and 790 B.C.
white chalcedony
32.5 x 16 mm
Morgan Seal 693
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"Seals 692-695, all of which portray worship of deities, resemble in their general rendering the dated sals of this style, most of which belong to the end of the ninth or the beginning of the eight century--for example, B N 354, the seal of Ashur-bel-usur (about 804 B.C.), or Berlin 596, the seal of an officer of Mannu-kima-Ashur (about 793 B.C.)."--Porada, CANES, p. 84
Cylinder chipped.


Worshiper with bird facing god with mace on platform; before god, tasseled spade on stand, behind him rampant ibex -- Female(?) worshiper facing goddess with ring on platform, rhomb betwen them -- Each of deities armed with bows and sword -- In sky, seven globes, star, crescent.

Southern Mesopotamia.