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Conical stampseal with a rounded top, perforated lengthwise, and a slightly convex oval base. A bearded worshipper in a long garment stands before a plant above which appears a crescent from which emerges the half figure of a bearded god, the Moon god Sin, wearing a cylindrical head dress and a...

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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: .17 x .14 x .22 mm.

Accession Number

36.216

Medium or Technique

Bluish chalcedony

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals