Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
2900–2334 B.C.


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

.27 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

34.1450

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Two parallel wavy lines, the space between them filled by short vertical lines. Inside the wavy lines are two triangular cross-hatched areas. In between is a large bird (Anzu?) with spread wings. Above one wing of the bird appears a crescent.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.*
(Accession date: December 6, 1934)

*Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund