Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Assyria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .36 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

36.195

Medium or Technique

Pransem

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian Cut Style. Contest scene. A four winged hero or genius holds on each side a lion by one front leg. Below the lower pair of wings emerge two zig-zag lines from the rump of the hero. At the end of the scene is a crescent and below it an eight-pointed star. At top and bottom single lines form a border.

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