Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian
1894–1595 B.C.


Dimensions

2.7 x 1.2 cm (1 1/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.567

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. A ruler holding a kid stands before a god followed by two attendant figures. In the field between the king and the goddess is a star disk inscribed in crescent. Between the goddess and the first of the three following figures is a squatting mongoose.

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