Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Object Place: Sumer-Akkadian
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mythological scene. The sun-god Shamash, rises over the eastern hills with rays extending from his shoulders. A horned attendant opens the gates of the morning. Following the attendant approaches another human figure. The scene may be representing the emergence of the sun-god from the East after his nocturnal journey in the Underworld.
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.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund