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Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 1.6 cm (1 5/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1518

Medium or Technique

Milky chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Worshipper stands at center facing the goddess Ishtar who stands on her lion and holds bow and sword. Sacred standard in front of worshipper. Behind worshipper is the goddess Gula seated on throne upon back of her dog. Seven dots (the Pleiades), star, and crescent in field 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.
(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)