Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Object Place: Babylon
Legacy dimension: .15 x .9 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of a cylinder seal. A bearded human figure wearing a short skirt and mantle faces a deity wearing an elaborate horned crown and a long pleated garment. Between them appears a crescent. Behind the bearded figure is a nude goddess in front view her hands resting below her breasts. At the end of the scene is a panel with two lines of inscription.
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