Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Assyria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .29 x .13 mm.

Accession Number

36.211

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A bearded figure wearing a long richly decorated mantle holds on one side a bearded winged sphinx and on the other a beardless one. In the field appears a crescent.

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