Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 22.5 mm x 11

Accession Number

65.1469

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Deity seated at right holds rope attached to nose of kneeling bull who carries the “winged-gate” on his back. Crescent in field above, plant below.

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)