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


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Description The scene on this seal depicts a standing deity with beard wearing a long, flounced robe. He holds an elongated object in his hand, and the other arm is bent with his hand resting on his midriff. There is a cross in the field in front of him, and a kneeling worshipper before him. Additionally, there are several symbols in the field above the worshipper. The scene also incorporates a cuneiform inscription in seven registers.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/04/1968Treatmentother
3/20/1974Examinationother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Creator
Period
1595-1155 BC (Middle Babylonian)
Medium
translucent brown stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.688
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 x Diam: 5/8 in. (3.5 x 1.6 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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