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To left, a male figure with hand raised to the mouth faces a tall female figure also with hand raised to the mouth. Altar and drilled globe between them. Separated from this group by a plant, to right, is another figure holding two stags. Terminal: globe inscribed in crescent. S.L.13.

Provenance

By 1880: collection of Edward Perry Warren; 1989: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian, Period of International Exchanges, 1500–1350 B.C.

Object Place

Syria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 D.

Accession Number

98.704

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals