Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian
625–539 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x diameter: 2.4 x 1.2 cm (15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.579

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A bearded votary standing with his hand upraised before a helmeted, bearded, winged scorpion-being with lion’s feet. Behind him, a wild boar facing a palm tree.

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