Cylinder seal

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


Legacy dimension: 36.5 x 17 mm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


The Ancient World



Neo-Assyrian modeled style. God carrying bow and sword, holding ring, tands on a horned and winged lion demon with scorpion’s tail. Behind the god stands a bearded scorpion man holding a situla and a winged genius holding a mace. In front of the god stands a worshipper (owner of seal?) and a deity upon a stool wearing a horned headdress surmounted by a star and holding a ring. Crescent and the seven dots (the Pleiades) in the 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, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer