Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian
883–612 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 36.5 mm x 13.5

Accession Number

65.1401

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

God with bows at left, holding axe in left hand. The spear symbol (marru) of Marduk surmounted by crescent to his rear. Worshipper stands before him. Goddess (Ishtar?) wearing sword and holding ring stands behind worshipper facing the god. In the field above are seven dots (the Pleiades) and a couchant horned animal; below, rhomb and fish.

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)