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Cylinder Seal with Three Standing Figures and Inscriptions
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Cylinder Seal with Three Standing Figures and Inscriptions


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Description The scene on this seal depicts three figures. The first figure wears a long robe and pointed headdress, and there is an inverted crescent in the field above and to the side of his head. Standing before him is a second figure, with one arm raised wearing a short tunic. Behind this second figure is a standing nude female, with one arm raised. There are a number of emblems in the field surrounding the figures, and incorporated cuneiform inscription in two registers.
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
early 2nd Millennium BC (Old Babylonian)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.692
Measurements
H: 7/8 x Diam: 3/8 in. (2.2 x 1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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