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Stamp seal

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Pyramidal stamp seal with a rounded top, perforated lengthwise, and a slightly convex eightsided base. A goat-fish (suhurmashu), the constellation Capricorn; before it a rhomb and above its back an inscription and a crescent.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.* (Accession date: December 6, 1934) *Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian, 625–539 B.C.

Object Place

Neo-Babylonian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .21 x .12 x .30 mm.

Accession Number

34.1456

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals