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Cylinder Seal with a Seated Deity, Figures and Inscription
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Cylinder Seal with a Seated Deity, Figures and Inscription


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Description The scene on this seal depicts a seated, bearded deity with one arm raised. In front of the seated deity is an inverted crescent, and below the crescent, a bird. Standing before the deity is a second figure in a long robe, with arms clasped at the midriff. Behind this second figure is a tall staff, capped with the inverted crescent. Finally, behind the staff is a third figure, in a long robe, with arms raised. The scene also incorporates two registers of cuneiform inscription.
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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Period
2017-1763 BC (early Old Babylonian)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.599
Measurements
Diam: 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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