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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1993.193
Title
Cylinder Seal: Figures Flanking a Tree
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Cylinder Seal: Two Figures flank Tree; Two Recumbent Stags with Spiral Design above and Floral Design below
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
c. 1550-1350 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Mitannian period
Culture
Hurrian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/287264
Location
Level 3, Room 3440, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Middle Eastern Art in the Service of Kings
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sintered quartz
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
2.5 x 1.2 cm (1 x 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Marcopoli collection, Aleppo, (by 1984). McLendon collection, (by 1993), sold; [through Christie's, New York, June 14, 1993, lot 208], sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1993.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
1993
Object Number
1993.193
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two figures in fringed robes, hands clasped, flank a tree; recumbent stags with guilloche (cable) and foliate motif.
Exhibition History

Impressions of Mesopotamia: Seals from the Ancient Near East, Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3440 Middle East, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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