Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian
Kassite or Middle Assyrian
1595–1100 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 34 mm x 16.5

Accession Number

65.1365

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Kneeling archer (Ninurta?) shooting at a leonine bird monster (Anzu?) which attacks a couchant ibex. Tree to rear of archer. Star and crescent above.

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)