Requires Photography

Stamp seal or amulet

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Jemdet Nasr
3100–2900 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length: 3.2 x 4.3 cm (1 1/4 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.562

Medium or Technique

Gypsum or Chrorite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Light green gypsum or chlorite amulet in the form of a recumbent lion, pierced vertically through the mid-section; on the reverse, three animals in intaglio.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston