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Neo-Babylonian modeled Style. Bearded figure at center grasping two flanking sphinxes by their forelegs. Rhomb in field. Bottom stamp in bronze cap shows crouching horned animal and crescent.


By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian, 650–539 B.C.

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Legacy dimension: Seal: 26 mm x 13.5 caps and pin 52 mm long

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, with two bronze caps; bottom cap, intaglio stamp


The Ancient World