Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Ur III
2112–2004 B.C.


Object Place: Sumer-Akkadia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .24 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

36.193

Medium or Technique

Arragonite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. A deity enthroned on a low dais is approached by a goddess wearing a simple horned crown and a pleated garment, who leads a human figure in a long garment. The seated deity wears a round cap and a “kaunakes” (flounced garment) and holds a small cup in one hand. Between the two dieties appears a disk with inscribed star and rays set within 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