Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Object Place: Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .27 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

36.192

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mythological scene; gods in combat. A bearded nude god wearing horned crown and seated on “mountain” is menaced by another nude and bearded god, also wearing a horned crown and holding a mace. A third nude and bearded god holds a bull man by one horn and tail.

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