Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian
650–539 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Seal: 26 mm x 13.5 caps and pin 52 mm long

Accession Number

65.1426

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, with two bronze caps; bottom cap, intaglio stamp

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Babylonian modeled Style. Bearded figure at center grasping two flanking sphinxes by their forelegs. Rhomb in field. Bottom stamp in bronze cap shows crouching horned animal and crescent.

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)