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Presentation scene. Figure of a king, bearded and wearing kilt, skull-cap and turban, standing between suppliant goddess and another male intercessor with long pleated garment, approaches a deity (Underworld god Nergal?) one of whose feet is resting on a rampant quadruped. Above 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, Babylonian, Old Babylonian, 1894–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Babylon

Dimensions

.27 x .17 mm.

Accession Number

36.194

Medium or Technique

Haematite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals