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Presentation scene. Interceding deity introducing owner of seal to seated divinity. Crescent in the field above, figure of scorpion between god and interceding divinity. Inscription in three columns.


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, Ur III, 2112–2004 B.C.


Length: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Haematite, intaglio


The Ancient World