Cylinder seal and modern impression: nude male, griffins, monkey, lion, goat
ca. 15th–14th century B.C.
Syria or Mesopotamia
0.67 in. (1.7 cm)
Gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore Jr., 1985
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.
Eisen, Gustavus A. 1940. Ancient Oriental Cylinder and other Seals with a Description of the Collection of Mrs. William H. Moore. Oriental Institute Publications 42. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, no. 173, p. 64, pl. XV.
Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986), p. 16.