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Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian
Middle-Late Bronze Age
1800–1300 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: Length 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.353

Medium or Technique

Haematite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Principal group at right: a seated goddess with horned headdress and holding crook between two standing figures, female at left and male with shaven head at right. In the field to right a vulture and scorpion. In the field to left orb inscribed in crescent and mongoose. Group at left: small figures in three horizontal bands. Top band, two confronted winged sphinxes; middle, swirl pattern; bottom two naked “heroes” (Lahmu’s?) flanking star and flask at center. S.L. 114.

Provenance

By 1899: Edward Perry Warren Collection; 1899: purchased by the MFA from E.P. Warren.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund