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Presentation scene. A deity enthroned on a low dais is approached by a goddess wearing a simple horned crown and a pleated garment, who leads a human figure in a long garment. The seated deity wears a round cap and a "kaunakes" (flounced garment) and holds a small cup in one hand. Between 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, Sumerian, Ur III, 2112–2004 B.C.

Object Place

Sumer-Akkadia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .24 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

36.193

Medium or Technique

Arragonite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals