Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Object Place: Babylon
Legacy dimension: .15 x .7 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Presentation scene. A bearded god, wearing a horned crown and a long pleated skirt open in front, and carrying a “saw” is approached by a bearded figure wearing a horned crown, a short skirt or tunic, and a mantle, and carrying a mace. Behind this figure is a comb-shaped symbol and a vessel, and a human figure wearing a fleece garment with one arm raised. At the end of the scene is a staff surmounted by a crescent.
1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)
*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund