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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1993.183
Title
Cylinder Seal: Presentation Scene
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Cylinder Seal: Suppliant Deity Stands behind Owner of Seal
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
c. 2017-1780 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Babylon (Mesopotamia)
Period
Old Babylonian/Isin-Larsa period
Culture
Mesopotamian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288641
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
Hematite
Technique
Intaglio
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in two lines, PA-AZU, son of SAGTAR-bani
Provenance
Marcopoli collection, Aleppo, (by 1984). McLendon collection, (by 1993), sold; [through Christie's, New York, June 14, 1993, lot 117], 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
1993.183
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Suppliant goddess with raised hands behind a worshiper, presumably the seal owner, who, with his hands clasped, approaches a seated king holding a cup; star and crescent above.
Publication History

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

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

Subjects and Contexts

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