Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .36 x .16 mm.

Accession Number

34.1446

Medium or Technique

Smoky chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A bearded four-winged being in a long decorated mantle holds on one side a winged bird-headed creature and on the other a winged bull or unicorn.

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