Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 22 mm x 13

Accession Number

65.1366

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Deity with bows (Ishtar?) encased by nimbus (melammu) of stars. Worshipper to her right, standards of Marduk (spade) and Nabu (stylus) to rear. Crescent above standards.

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)