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Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.7 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1483

Medium or Technique

Shell

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mythological combat scene. At left a victim lies on “mountain” with a boar and a bird falling upon him. To his right a god? with shield in right hand and upraised mace menaces him. Another god? with upraised arm menaces a male figure who is in smaller scale.

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.

Credit Line

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