Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Object Place: Sumeria
Legacy dimension: .37 x .22 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Limestone, partly blackened by heat. Mythological scene. A seated deity wearing a fleece robe holds a rope attached to a “winged-gate” placed on a recumbent bull which faces the deity. A standing bearded figure in a long pleated robe holds a rope extending from the other side of the “winged-gate.” Behind this figure appears a similar one, with hands folded on chest. Probably the scene represents an episode of some myth of the Akkadian period which is now lost to us.
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.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund