Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
1595–1157 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 39.5 X 16.4 (15)

Accession Number

65.1560

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

At right, seated god drinking from vessel. At left, one standing, one kneeling suppliant; sundisk above them, two flies and rhomb in field. Top of the scene, two confronted sphinxes. Three vertical panels of inscription: “May the one equipped with this seal walk in the palace and not be forgotten.”

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