Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Iron Age
10th–8th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .025 Length:

Accession Number

72.310

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

At the left of the scene on this cylinder seal is a figure with a conical headdress mounted on an animal and waving a sword. Fleeing In front of him are a winged griffin and another quadruped. Row of six pointed stars across middle of field.

Provenance

By 1872: General di Cesnola collection; 1872: purchased by the MFA from General di Cesnola.*

(Accession Date: May 15, 1872)

*Total price for 72.1-72.473: $3316.18

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription