Cylinder seal: hunting scene in mountains

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


Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.199

Medium or Technique

Diorite, intaglio

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Landscape scene. Hunters in small scale are shown in a wooded, rocky, mountainous terrain inhabited by lions, mountain goats, a fox, and a boar; the sun shines above. The setting is probably the Zagros Mountains, East of Mesopotamia.

Provenance

By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.*
(Accession date: June 7, 1934)

* Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund