Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Ur III
2112–2004 B.C.


Object Place: Syria

Dimensions

0.027 1.

Accession Number

93.1483

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene: Seated beareded king wearing skull-cap and turban and holding cup is approached by another bearded figure, a votary, also wearing skull-cap and turban who carries a goat in one hand, his other hand raised to his mouth. Behind him is a tutelary goddess wearing horned headdress and long fleeced garment with two hands raised. Between the seated king and the votary above the cup is solar orb inscribed in crescent. Cuneiform inscription in three columns.

Provenance

By 1893: collection of Edward Perry Warren; 1893: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift