Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Ur III
2112–2004 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.202

Medium or Technique

Haematite, intaglio

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Presentation scene. Interceding deity introducing owner of seal to seated divinity. Crescent in the field above, figure of scorpion between god and interceding divinity. Inscription in three columns.

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