Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Object Place: Assyria
2.7 x 1.4 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Cylinder seal depicting bearded hero or genius holding two bearded sphinxes addorsed with a “sacred tree” between them. Above the tree, winged disk with bearded head of a god (Ashur or the sun god Shamash). Crescent, star and goat in the field.
By 1945: with Charles L. Morley (ex. Brett Collection); 1945: purchased by the MFA.*
(Accession Date: April 12, 1945)
*Two seals, 45.215 and 45.216, were purchased together for $126.
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund