Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian
1894–1595 B.C.


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.020 Length:

Accession Number

34.203

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene to right, and contest scene to left. At right, a worshipper being introduced to seated deity holding cup by an intermediary divinity. Above the cup is globe inscribed in crescent. At left, bullman (kusarikku) grappling winged lion (Anzu?). Between these scenes are a small human figure in the nude and three dots.

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