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Cylinder seal

Surface divided into columns; in one is a man in attitude of prayer; in others cuneiform inscription citing the name Kurigalzu. S.L.6.


By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 244 (ex Prokesch-Osten Collection, said to have been found in Mesopotamia); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898 (Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Kassite, 1595–1157 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mottled chalcedony


The Ancient World