Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian
625–539 B.C.


Object Place: Assyria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .20 x .9 mm.

Accession Number

36.205

Medium or Technique

Bluish chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Babylonian Early Cut Style. The spear symbol of Marduk decorated with ribbons; a sacred tree surmounted by a winged disk; an eight-pointed star above a rhomb; a bird and above its back a staff supporting seemingly a double crescent. At top and bottom single lines form a border.

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