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Cylinder Seal with Two Standing Figures and Inscriptions
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Cylinder Seal with Two Standing Figures and Inscriptions


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Description The depicted scene features a standing goddess in flounced robe with both arms raised in a posture of supplication. Standing before the goddess is a man in a short tunic and a pointed helmet, holding a mace (?) in his hand. Between them is a short altar. The scene also includes two registers of cuneiform text.
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
quartz (?)
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.701
Measurements
H: 1 x Diam: 1/2 in. (2.5 x 1.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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