Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Length x diameter: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.575

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. Well modeled figures. A tutelary goddess is leading a worshipper before an enthroned god. Three lines of inscription have been erased and replaced with a crudely incised “X” and three gouges [damnatio memoriae?].

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