Cylinder Seal, between 1894 and 1595 BCE

  • Babylonian, Mesopotamian

Hematite

  • Overall: 3/8 × 3/4 inches (1 × 1.9 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11612

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Old babylonian
  • Hematite
  • Figures (representations)
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical
  • Crescent moons

Inscribed, at left: En zu

probably Dr. F. D. Shepard (Aintab, Turkey)

1885-1895, purchased by Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

October 1, 1897-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): p. 70, no. 13.

Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal, between 1894 and 1595 BCE, hematite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11612.