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A bearded figure (king?) wearing round skullcap and turban, a short skirt or tunic, and a mantle holds a mace to his chest. He faces a goddess who wears a horned crown, bracelets and a flounced garment and has both hands raised. Between them appears a grasshopper and a seated dog or jackal...

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Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.* (Accession date: December 6, 1934) *Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Old Babylonian, 1894–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .25 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

34.1443

Medium or Technique

Limestone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals