Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Late Akkadian
2200–2100 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 2 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1468

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Seated god on throne at left with star inscribed in crescent above him. Interceding goddess grasps by hand a bare or shaven-headed male suppliant carrying a sacrificial kid on his arm. Another figure holding a situla follows him. The hairdo of this last figure may be compared to that of Akkadian royal figures such as the bronze head from Nineveh and the royal figure represented on the “Sargon Stele.”

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)