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Black serpentinite cylinder seal with decoration in two registers. In the top, a deity leads a worshipper before an enthroned god. In the bottom, a procession of birds.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian, Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 3 x 0.8 cm (1 3/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.577

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals