Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian/Iranian
Old Babylonian, Peripheral
1894–1595 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 28.9 mm x 13.8

Accession Number

65.1403

Medium or Technique

Green stone

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene, stylized. Seated deity with stylized horned headdress to right; attendant deity with horned headdress behind him. Two suppliants before seated deity, the one at front wearing round skullcap with turban (king?), the one at back wearing horned headdress (intermediary deity?). In the field, ibex and human-headed fish (goat-fish?). Tall plant behind attendant deity.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.
(Accession date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)