Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Cylinder seal

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1820–1730 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
H. 1.3 cm x Diam. .8 cm
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.311.48
Not on view
Until 1986, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1986, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 117 (Jul. 1,1986 - Jun. 30, 1987), p. 16.

Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 53, p. 66.
Related Objects

Cult vessel in the form of a tower with cylinder seal impressions near the top

Date: ca. 19th century B.C. Medium: Ceramic Accession: 68.155 On view in:Gallery 403

Cylinder seal and modern impression: deity, goat, and worshiper; terminal; sphinxes, guilloche, bull and leaper (?)

Date: ca. 1820–1730 B.C. Medium: Hematite Accession: 1999.325.133 On view in:Gallery 403

Cylinder seal and modern impression: animal combat and sphinx

Date: ca. early 2nd millennium B.C. Medium: Hematite Accession: 66.76.2 On view in:Gallery 406

Cylinder seal and modern impression: four registers: hands, human and goat heads

Date: ca. 1720–1650 B.C. Medium: Hematite Accession: 1999.325.164 On view in:Gallery 403

Cylinder seal and modern impression: confronted king and goddess (?), five rows of inscription

Date: ca. 1720–1650 B.C. Medium: Hematite Accession: 1999.325.170 On view in:Gallery 403