Cylinder seal: hunting scene in mountains
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Overall: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Landscape scene. Hunters in small scale are shown in a wooded, rocky, mountainous terrain inhabited by lions, mountain goats, a fox, and a boar; the sun shines above. The setting is probably the Zagros Mountains, East of Mesopotamia.
By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.*
(Accession date: June 7, 1934)
* Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund