Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Isin-Larsa/Old Babylonian
2017–1595 B.C.


Object Place: Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .14 x .9 mm.

Accession Number

36.197

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A bearded god enthroned on a low dais is approached by a worshipper. Both wear large mantles. Behind the god appears an attendant in a short skirt carrying a sickle sword. Behind the worshipper are two large globes and a human figure in a long skirt with one arm raised. Behind the attendant are two scorpions.

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