Stamp seal

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


Object Place: Neo-Babylonian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .17 x .14 x .22 mm.

Accession Number

36.216

Medium or Technique

Bluish chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Conical stampseal with a rounded top, perforated lengthwise, and a slightly convex oval base. A bearded worshipper in a long garment stands before a plant above which appears a crescent from which emerges the half figure of a bearded god, the Moon god Sin, wearing a cylindrical head dress and a long sword.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund