Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Object Place: Assyria
Legacy dimension: .36 x .14 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Neo-Assyrian Cut Style. A winged sphinx stands before a large vessel from which emerges a plant and a long staff supporting a seven pointed star. Behind the sphinx stands a bird-headed griffin with head turned backward. In the field above the sphinx is a crescent, below the sphinx a curved line above a globe, behind the other monster a rhomb.
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