Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Isin-Larsa
2017–1763 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 27.2 mm x 14.6

Accession Number

65.1485

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. Seated deity at right holds cup. A suppliant with round cap and turban (king?) stands in front of him. Lion-demon scimitar or standard (symbol of the underworld god Nergal) between them. Behind suppliant is another standard on ground and star inscribed in crescent in field above. At farther right a standing humanoid figure and a horned animal?

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)