Cylinder seal inscribed with cursive hieroglyphs

Egyptian
Early Dynastic period
2960–2649 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 1.4 cm (5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1102

Medium or Technique

Black steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

greenish black; polished; incised hieroglyphics; hole lengthwise; good condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way