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Cylinder seal

Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Goddess (Ishtar?) holding ringlet seated on throne upon back of couchant horned lion at center. Worshipper stands before her and "sundisk-pole" behind worshipper. Crescent and seven dots (the Pleiades) in the field between them. Behind goddess are another...

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Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian, 883–612 B.C.

Accession Number

65.1662

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals