Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2350–2200 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.1 x 1.9 cm (1 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.572

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

An enthroned goddess pours a libation while receiving three worshippers. The first of the worshippers holds a lamb, the second carries a vessel, and the third raises his arm in a gesture of worship. In the field before the goddess are a crescent and star.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston