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A bearded god enthroned on a low dais is approached by a worshipper. Both wear large mantles. Behind the god appears an attendant in a short skirt carrying a sickle sword. Behind the worshipper are two large globes and a human figure in a long skirt with one arm raised. Behind the attendant are...

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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, Isin-Larsa/Old Babylonian, 2017–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .14 x .9 mm.

Accession Number

36.197

Medium or Technique

Hematite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals