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An eagle with outspread wings holds two reclining long horned animals by their rumps. At the end of the scene appears a plant or tree surmounted by a crescent.

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, Sumerian, Early Dynastic Period, 2900–2334 B.C.

Object Place

Sumeria

Dimensions

.19 x .11 mm.

Accession Number

34.1449

Medium or Technique

Yellowish Limestone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals