Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian
1894–1595 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .24 x .9 mm.

Accession Number

36.200

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A human figure in a long garment faces a seated dog or jackal supporting on its head a staff with curved top. Behind the animal appears a divine symbol. At the end of the scene is a panel with three lines of inscription.

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