Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 20.2 mm x 10

Accession Number

65.1458

Medium or Technique

Buff shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

At left a deity (Tishpak?) seated on a throne containing four snakes. Altar with plant in front of him, inscription in two columns above snakes and altar. A nude male figure waters plant or libates. Behind nude figure two struggling deities with horned helmets. Left deity holds broken mace and is attacked by deity with shoulder flames (Shamash?) weilding a trident.

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)