Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Neo-Assyrian (Peripheral)
883–612 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 36 mm x 16

Accession Number

65.1428

Medium or Technique

Gray chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Peripheral Neo-Assyrian, modeled Style. God at center with nimbus (melammu) flanked by two bird-headed beings (“apkallu’s”/antediluvian sages) holding buckets (banduddu) in left hand. Scorpion in field below. Crescent and orb above.

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.
(Accession date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)