User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

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.

Provenance

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

98.698

Medium or Technique

Mottled chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals