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Two registers. Upper: Two goats flanking or nibbling on a bush (cf. "Ram and the thicket" found in Ur by Woolley). Lower: Banquet scene.

Provenance

By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.* (Accession date: June 7, 1934) * Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Early Dynastic Period, 2900–2334 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Sumeria

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.194

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals