Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian
625–539 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 30.5 mm x 13

Accession Number

65.1364

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Babylonian drilled style. Contest scene. Bearded “hero” grasps two flanking winged sphinxes with backturned heads.

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)