User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Cylinder seal

Start collecting

Presentation scene: Bearded divinity (underworld god Nergal?) wearing horned headdress, holding dagger, with one foot placed on a stool, head shown in profile, facing a bearded royal figure who wears a skull-cap with turban, and holds a quadruped (goat?) as offering. Behind royal figure is a...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1945: with Charles L. Morley; 1945: purchased by the MFA for $180. (Accession Date: September 13, 1945)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Old Babylonian, 1894–1595 B.C.

Accession Number

45.769

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals