Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Accession Number

65.1425

Medium or Technique

Brown/gray chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Babylonian, Early Cut Style. Mythological scene. Winged crowned “centaur” shooting with bow and arrow at fleeing lion griffin. Star and crescent 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.

Credit Line

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