Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Length: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.192

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Deer at right and facade of shelter/building (cattle pen?) at left. Drilled technique.

Provenance

By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.*
(Accession date: June 7, 1934)

* Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund