Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cylinder seal and modern impression: pharaoh wearing Double Crown, kneeling figures below vultures holding shn symbols; ankh

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1720–1650 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
0.73 x 0.39 in. (1.85 x 0.99 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore Jr., 1985
Accession Number:
1985.357.16
Not on view
By the 1930s, collection of Mrs. William H. Moore, New York (until d. 1955); from 1955, on loan to the Museum by her grandson, The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr.; acquired by the Museum in 1985, gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr., New York.

"Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 17, 2008–March 15, 2009.

Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986), p. 16.

Teissier, Beatrice. 1995. Egyptian Iconography on Syro-Palestinian Cylinder Seals of the Middle Bronze Age. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 11. Series Archaeologica. Fribourg: University Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, no. 31.

Aruz, Joan. 2008. "Cylinder Seal and Modern Impression: Pharaonic Scene." In Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C., exh. cat. edited by Joan Aruz, Kim Benzel, and Jean M. Evans. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 248, p. 395.

Aruz, Joan. 2009. "The "Universal Museum" and the Art of Exchange", in James R. Houghton et al., Philippe de Montebello and the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1977-2008, p. 13, fig. 16.
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