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Cylinder seal and modern impression: nude goddess faces a male figure; worshiper

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1820–1730 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
H. 1.7 cm x Diam. .9 cm
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.190
Not on view
From 1924, on loan by W. Gedney Beatty to the Museum (L.2364.2); acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.

“The Book and the Spade (Biblical Archaeological Exhibition).” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, April 13, 1975–May 4, 1975.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 149.
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