Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 32 mm x 20.5

Accession Number

65.1536

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian Linear style. Seated king? holding cup in hand. Servant with whisk held above table adorned with towel and cup. Second attendant to rear of the king holds fan. Star, crescent, stylus of Nabu, and spear of Marduk (the marru) in field above. Seal worn at bottom.

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

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer