Hematite cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Length: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1731

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Cylinder seal of hematite with incised image showing: male figure with brimmed hat and kilt (king?) holding a mace, facing a suppliant goddess. Figure with long garment behind him. Smaller figures and symbols in field.

Provenance

By 1904: Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman Collection; 1904: Given to the MFA by Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman, 23 December 1904.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman