Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .26 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

36.191

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Banquet scene. Two human figures, both dressed in long robes, are seated facing each other. They drink through tubes from a vessel standing between them above which appears a crescent. Behind the seated figure at right appears a third human figure wearing a long garment, standing, and hands folded on chest.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund