Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
Object Place: Sumeria
.27 x .14 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund