Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 40 x 16.5 mm

Accession Number

65.1661

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian modeled style. Winged genius with scimitar attacks griffin (Ninurta fighting Anzu/Asakku?). Cuneiform inscription in three columns.

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