Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
2900–2334 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.7 x 1.6 cm (1 1/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.563

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene? Representation in a coarse, linear style, depicting a kneeling man with a composite figure, whose foreparts are those of an animal.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston