Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 4.2 cm x 1.9 cm

Accession Number

1998.64

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A warrior holding a whip drives a four-wheeled chariot with wooden wheels and high dash over a fallen enemy on the field of battle. The chariot is pulled by a team of equids wearing protective padded aprons.

Provenance

1998: purchased by the MFA from Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund