Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian
883–612 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 34 mm x 14

Accession Number

65.1414

Medium or Technique

Gray basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian Linear style. Goddess standing on back of lion (Ishtar?), holding axe and ringlet, surrounded by stars; spade symbol of Marduk and soldier to rear. Stylus of Nabu and priest in front of the goddess, crescent, star, and tree in field.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)