Cylinder seal and modern impression: bull-men flanking deity above sacred tree; winged deity holding horned animal heads
ca. mid-8th–7th century B.C.
1.24 in. (3.15 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1991
Not on view
By the 1930s, collection of Mrs. William H. Moore (until d. 1955); from 1955, on loan to the Museum by The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr.; acquired by the Museum in 1991, purchased from Sotheby's, New York, December 12th, 1991, no. 145.
Ward, William H. 1910. The Seal Cylinders of Western Asia. Washington: Carnegie Institution, pp. 225-226, fig. 685.
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. 85, p. 52, pl. X.
Williams- Forte, Elizabeth. 1976. A Selection of Stamp and Cylinder Seals from the Collection of Mrs. William H. Moore. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 16.
Sotheby's. The Ada Small Moore Collection of Ancient Near Eastern Seals. 12 December 1991, New York, lot 145.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 122 (Jul. 1, 1991 - Jun. 30, 1992), p. 19.