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Hematite cylinder seal

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Cylinder seal of hematite with incised image showing: male figure with brimmed hat and kilt (king?) holding a mace, facing a suppliant goddess. Figure with long garment behind him. Smaller figures and symbols in field.

Provenance

By 1904: Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman Collection; 1904: Given to the MFA by Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman, 23 December 1904.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Old Babylonian, 1894–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Babylon

Dimensions

Length: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1731

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals