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. Enthroned divinity with horned headdress surmounted by crescent, probably the Moon god Nanna/Sin, holding handled cup in one hand, is approached by a female tutelary divinity with long garment and horned headdress holding by hand a worshipper (owner of seal?). Solar disk...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By 1930: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1930: given to the MFA by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, 10 March 1965.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Ur III, 2112–2004 B.C.

Object Place

Sumerian/ Babylonian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 3.1 cm Diameter 1.8 cm [/] 0.031.1

Accession Number

65.389

Medium or Technique

Black steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals