Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian
883–612 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .28 x .11

Accession Number

34.1440

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. A bearded hero in a long mantle holds a bull or unicorn by one foreleg and menaces it with a sickle sword. Between them appears a plant or tree design. In the field is an eight-pointed star.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.*
(Accession date: December 6, 1934)

*Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund