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Presentation scene: Underworld god Nergal holding lion-staff and sickle-sword with one foot on "lion demon," and face and torso shown frontally. Toward him approaches a royal figure holding mace and wearing skull-cap with turban. Behind the royal figure is a tutelary divinity wearing a long...

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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.

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Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

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


Legacy dimension: .27 x .12 mm.

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The Ancient World