Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Object Place: Babylon
Legacy dimension: .27 x .14 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A bearded god, wearing a round cap, a short skirt or tunic, and a mantle, and holding a mace to his chest is approached by a goddess who wears an elaborate horned crown and a long fleece garment and has both hands raised. Between them appears a snake standing on its tail and a thunderbolt (two or three pronged ). At the end of the scene is a panel with four lines of an inscription.
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