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Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
1595–1157 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: Length 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

98.698

Medium or Technique

Mottled chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Surface divided into columns; in one is a man in attitude of prayer; in others cuneiform inscription citing the name Kurigalzu. S.L.6.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 244 (ex Prokesch-Osten Collection, said to have been found in Mesopotamia); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898
(Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund