Unfinished cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.0 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.570

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Cylinder seal with unfinished intaglios depicting a standing figure with arm raised, behind a seated figure, both facing right. Intaglios are unfinished and in preliminary stages of work. Three columns of inscription are complete, reading “Habil-Kinum, son of Ea-sharri, servant of Ea.”

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston