Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Overall: 22.9 x 11.2 cm (9 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1415

Medium or Technique

Orange carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Two bearded “heroes,” the one at right with tall headdress, the one at left with head band, attack winged bull in center. Star, crescent, and “seven dots” (the Pleiades) in field above. At rear, spade symbol of Marduk (the marru) and stylus symbol of Nabu set up on altar or base.

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)