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This seal is unique in its representation of what seems to be an actual event. A group of warriors dressed in the garb associated with the Mitannians of North Syria is engaged in battle with coastal Syrians who wear an Aegean-type garb. The central pair of battling figures is in larger scale...

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Provenance

By 1971, with Fouad Alouf, Beirut; sold to J. J. Klejman by Mr. Aouf in 1972; purchased by the MFA from J.J. Klejman March 8, 1972.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian, Late Bronze Age, Mitannian, 1500–1350 B.C.

Object Place

Syria

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5 x 2.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1972.71

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals