Seal with worshipper

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian Period
7th–early 6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1193

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Blue chalcedony. Oval, conoid stamp seal, pierced at the top. On the base, worshipper standing to right with hands raised before an altar with symbols of Marduk (spade) and Nabu (stylus) and crescent above. On one side, Nabu with hands raised to left. On the other side, priest of Dagon in fish costume with situla to right. Scratched surface and small chips missing around the base.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut