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Cylinder Seal with Goddess and Inscription of Owner's Name, 1800 - 1700 BCE

  • Babylonian, Mesopotamian

Agate

  • Overall: 1 3/8 × 11/16 inches (3.5 × 1.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

45.499

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Inscribed: [translated: Enlil-abi, son of Abi-iddinam, servant of (the god) Amurrim.]

(Charles L. Morley)

1945-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

von der Osten, H.H. Ancient Oriental Seals in the Collection of Mrs. Agnas Baldwin Brett. The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, 1936, vol. XXXVII, pp. 1, 12, 25, 45-46, 60; pl. VIII, 74. Bulletin of the DIA 42, no. 4 (1963): pp. 73-75 (ill.). Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): pp. 67 (fig. 14), 70, no. 13.

Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal with Goddess and Inscription of Owner's Name, 1800 - 1700 BCE, agate. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 45.499.