[Fishman Seal]

Fishman Seal.jpg

The seal (1100-600 BCE) shows the composite fish-man, a figure known from Assyrian texts, which is buried in houses as a protection against illness. The fish-men are typically identified with seven sages or demigods who brought civilization and culture to humankind. Also pictured is a single kneeling figure supporting the winged sun-disk.

Title

[Fishman Seal]

Description

The seal (1100-600 BCE) shows the composite fish-man, a figure known from Assyrian texts, which is buried in houses as a protection against illness. The fish-men are typically identified with seven sages or demigods who brought civilization and culture to humankind. Also pictured is a single kneeling figure supporting the winged sun-disk.

Source

Arno Poebel Collection. Vanderbilt University Divinity Library

Files

Fishman Seal.jpg

Citation

“[Fishman Seal] ,” Gallery, accessed September 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3448.