Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
1595–1157 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 39.4 mm x 15.9

Accession Number

65.1558

Medium or Technique

White frit with blue glaze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Herring-bone border top and bottom. Upper register has row of couchant horned quadrupeds. Lower register shows kneeling archer shooting toward back-turned gazelle left of sacred tree. At right a back-turned leopard pouncing on couchant stag.

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