Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian
Period of International Exchanges
1500–1350 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Probably North Syrian


Overall: Length 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Haemetite, intaglio

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


Asia, The Ancient World



To left, goddess with raised hands, facing a male figure wearing skull-cap and turban (king?). The rest of the circumference divided in three horizontal bands. Top, two sphinxes; middle, guilloche; bottom, two lions, one holding a dead stag. S.L.10.


By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 248; 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898
(Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund