Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 35 mm x 15.5

Accession Number

65.1517

Medium or Technique

Cloudy chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Worshipper at right stands before Adad who stands on back of recumbent bull and holds lightning bolt. A goddess, holding a ringlet (Ishtar?), stands to his rear. Two vertical panels of inscription behind worshipper. Crescent at right and “seven dots” (the Pleiades) at left flanking the god.

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)