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Cylinder seal and modern impression: smiting weather god before king and goddess

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1720–1650 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
0.39 x 0.5 in. (0.99 x 1.27 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.380.3
Not on view
From 1986, on loan to the Museum by Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York (L.1986.47.3); acquired by the Museum in 1988, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
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. 57, p. 67.

Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 119 (July 1, 1988 - June 30, 1989), p. 16.
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