Henri Frankfort, Cylinder Seals (London: Macmillan, 1939), pp. 204–207; Frankfort, Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1953), p. 68. In Syria too, a bedecked “maypole” was an object of worship; in one Syrian cylinder seal the head of the deity dwelling in the object emerges at its top; cf. Edith Porada, Corpus of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in North-American Collections: The Collection of the Pierpont Morgan Library, vol. 1, Plates (New York: Pantheon, 1948), no. 956.