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Cylinder Seal with a Nude Goddess
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Cylinder Seal with a Nude Goddess


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Description This unusual seal shows two nude female figures squatting on stools with their legs spread and bent, perhaps in childbirth. Each holds flowers in both hands, a symbol of fertility. Between them stands another figure, perhaps a childbirth goddess. The image is uniquely Cypriot.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/04/1968Treatmentother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
1400-1150 BC (late Cypriot)
Medium
carved black stone, gold ends
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.415
Measurements
1 x 7/16 in. (2.5 x 1.2 cm) (h. x diam.)
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