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Cylinder seal

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

Object Place: Mesopotamia


Overall: 3.3 x 1.6 cm (1 5/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Milky chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


The Ancient World



Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Worshipper stands at center facing the goddess Ishtar who stands on her lion and holds bow and sword. Sacred standard in front of worshipper. Behind worshipper is the goddess Gula seated on throne upon back of her dog. Seven dots (the Pleiades), star, and crescent in field above.


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.
(Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

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