Cylinder seal and modern impression: king before nude winged goddess above snake; weather god on bull

Period:
Late Cypriot I-II
Date:
ca. 16th–14th century B.C.
Geography:
Cyprus
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
0.94 in. (2.39 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4309
Not on view
Said to be from Kourion, Cyprus. 1865–1872, found in Cyprus by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola; acquired by the Museum in 1874, purchased from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola.
di Cesnola, Luigi Palma. 1878. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. New York: Harper & Brothers, pl. XXXI, 7.

di Cesnola, Luigi Palma. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collecton of Cypriote Antiquities. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, pl. CXVIII, 9.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4309.

Porada, Edith. 1948. “The Cylinder Seals of the Late Cypriote Bronze Age.” American Journal of Archaeology 52, no. 4.