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Cylinder seal

A bearded man in a long, girded garment has one hand raised and in the other holds a long staff. He faces two altars. On the first rests a rectangular object with rounded corners supporting a crescent of the moon god Sin; on the second stands the lion-headed standard of the underworld god...

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By 1941: with Mrs. Agnes Baldwin Brett; 1941: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Brett for $750. (Accession Date: May 8, 1941)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian, 625–539 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Smoky chalcedony


The Ancient World