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A god wearing high headdress and holding thunderbolt in each hand stands with extended foot touching a bull's head, above which is an eagle flying head down. He is approached by a warrior (or king) with axe and scimitar wearing a closed turban. Behind him stands a goddess with uplifted hands,...

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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, Levantine, Syrian, Period of International Exchanges, mid-2nd millennium B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 Length:

Accession Number

34.207

Medium or Technique

Haematite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals