Description A figure stands before a sacred tree in a scene of reverence. The barrel shape and the use of agate, an exotic material, indicate that this piece was probably imported as a bead from outside Mesopotamia and later carved into a seal. It attests to the growing trade networks connecting Mesopotamia with central Asia and India.
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.
Inscriptions [Inscription] From cdli: @seal 1. a-hu-ni 2. dumu i-si-da-ga-ad
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941
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