Stamp seal with winged symbol of Ashur

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian Period
7th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1191

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Blue chalcedony. Conoid stamp seal, pierced at the top. Base engraved in intaglio with stylized symbol of god Ashur: disk with wings and tail, and three small dots above. Small crack at bottom.

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