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Limestone, partly blackened by heat. Mythological scene. A seated deity wearing a fleece robe holds a rope attached to a "winged-gate" placed on a recumbent bull which faces the deity. A standing bearded figure in a long pleated robe holds a rope extending from the other side of the...

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Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.* (Accession date: April 2, 1936) *40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian, Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

Object Place

Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .37 x .22 mm.

Accession Number

36.203

Medium or Technique

Limestone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals