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Cylinder Seal with Figures and Inscriptions
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Cylinder Seal with Figures and Inscriptions


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The scene on this seal features a bearded, standing deity in a horned crown, and a short tunic covered by long robe, with one leg on a footrest. There is a standing figure with raised arms before this deity, and this second figure is slightly shorter, with one malformed, disproportionately large hand. Behind this figure is a third, smaller figure in a short tunic. The legs of this third, shorter figure are very muscular and his legs and tunic are rendered in extraordinarily fine detail. Additionally, this third figure holds an unrecognizable object in his hands. The faces of all three figures are very sharply rendered. Also incorporated into the scene is a cuneiform inscription in three registers.
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
n.d.
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.710
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x Diam: 7/16 in. (2.8 x 1.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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