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Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Iranian, Elamite
Neo-Elamite
900–600 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 1.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1521

Medium or Technique

Stone

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

At left, nude bearded “hero” with six curls, Lahmu, attendant of the god Enki/Ea, flanked by two flowing vessels on ground and streams of water. At right, two bearded bullmen wearing horned crowns flank spear-standard (the marru) of Marduk. Erased cuneiform inscription.

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.
(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)