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Cylinder Seal with Figures, One Seated, and Inscriptions
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Cylinder Seal with Figures, One Seated, and Inscriptions


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The scene on this seal shows a seated, bearded deity in horned headdress and flounced robe, offering a shallow bowl to a goddess standing before him. The goddess is posed with one arm raised, and she also wears a flounced robe and horned headdress. An inverted crescent is suspended in the field between them. The goddess leads a man, bald, in a long robe. Finally, a cuneiform inscription in three registers is incorporated into the scene.
Provenance Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription]
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
2200-2000 BC (Ur III)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.738
Measurements
Diam: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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