Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Isin-Larsa
2017–1763 B.C.


Object Place: Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .19 x .11 mm.

Accession Number

36.189

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest/mythological? scene. Two nude men are fighting each other. Between them appears a crouching mongoose. Behind this group appears a phallic figure, above it a bird, and a figure in a long pleated garment with one arm raised.

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