Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .22 x .11 mm.

Accession Number

36.201

Medium or Technique

Mottled Jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Unfinished  A bearded figure in a short garment and carrying a mace (king?) is faced by another figure wearing long fleeced garment. Both wear somewhat pointed head dresses. At the end of the scene is a panel with two lines of inscription.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund