Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamian/N. Syrian

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1480

Medium or Technique

Red carnelian

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Peripheral Akkadian, North Syrian. Mythological scene: gods in combat. Two gods stand holding mace in hand, a third holds mace in one hand and thrusts spear into another god who falls backward onto a mound. The latter is also attacked from rear by a feline.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer; 1965: given to the MFA by Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer.
(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)