Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Ur III
2112–2004 B.C.


Object Place: Sumer

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 27.5 mm x 13

Accession Number

65.1487

Medium or Technique

Green serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. Seated deity with horned crown holding ring and scepter – royal insignia. Star inscribed in crescent in field right above ring and scepter. A suppliant with round cap and turban stands in front of seated deity. Interceding goddess wearing horned crown and flounced garment behind suppliant. Two columns of inscription.

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)