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Unfinished cylinder seal

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Unfinished cylinder seal with two figures, still in the early stages of cutting, flanking a well carved cuneiform inscription.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

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

Dimensions

2.4 x 1.4 cm (15/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.569

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals