Requires Photography

Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Dimensions

3.5 x 2.3 cm (1 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.571

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Banquet scene. Two figures are seated facing each other. The figure at right is perhaps a royal figure holding a shallow bowl. An attendant figure stands in front of him. Crescent in the field above between them. Another attendant figure stands behind the seated figure at left. He is shown holding the symbol of Enki/Ea, the god of wisdom.

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