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Mythological scene. The sun-god Shamash, rises over the eastern hills with rays extending from his shoulders. A horned attendant opens the gates of the morning. Following the attendant approaches another human figure. The scene may be representing the emergence of the sun-god from the East...

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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, Akkadian, Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

Object Place

Sumer-Akkadian

Dimensions

Length: 0.033

Accession Number

34.201

Medium or Technique

Hornblende

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals