Stamp seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian
625–539 B.C.


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .26 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

34.1453

Medium or Technique

Agate

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Duck-shaped stamp seal or weight. A goat-fish (suhurmashu), the constellation Capricorn. Crescent above its back.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.*
(Accession date: December 6, 1934)

*Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund