Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
2900–2334 B.C.


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .18 x .10 mm.

Accession Number

36.212

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mythological scene? An eagle with outspread wings holds two antelopes with backturned heads by their rumps.

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