Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.197

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

An enthroned god (Enki/Ea with streams and fish?) with goat standing facing him. Crescent and two flasks above goat; star between goat and god. At far left, a bird alighting the spade of Marduk.

Provenance

By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.*
(Accession date: June 7, 1934)
* Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund