Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 36.5 x 17 mm

Accession Number

65.1660

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

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

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