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Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 38 x 18 mm

Accession Number

65.1662

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Goddess (Ishtar?) holding ringlet seated on throne upon back of couchant horned lion at center. Worshipper stands before her and “sundisk-pole” behind worshipper. Crescent and seven dots (the Pleiades) in the field between them. Behind goddess are another “sundisk-pole” and a bullman with bucket (banduddu). Rhombus, fish, stylus, and star in the field behind goddess.

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