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Mythological scene. Before a seated deity wearing a simple horned crown and a long garment appears a recumbent bull supporting on its back a winged door. Above the outstretched hand of the diety appears a crescent.

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: .21 x .10 mm.

Accession Number

36.196

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals