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Pyramidal stamp seal with a rounded top, perforated lengthwise, and a slightly convex eight-sided base. In the perforation remains of the original bronze or copper setting. Drilled style. A bearded worshipper in a long garment stands before an altar on which appear a plant shaped design, the...

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Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.* (Accession date: April 2, 1936) *40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

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

Object Place

Neo-Babylonian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .20 x .14 x .27

Accession Number

36.204

Medium or Technique

Bluish chalcedony

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals