Cylinder Seal with Kneeling Woman, Goats and Textile, 3300 - 2900 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Chlorite

  • Overall: 5/8 × 9/16 inches (1.6 × 1.4 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11588

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Jamdat nasr
  • Sumerian
  • Shepherds
  • Women
  • Chlorite
  • Figures (representations)
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical
  • Iraq
  • Kneeling
  • Goats

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 Museum of Art (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.

Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal with Kneeling Woman, Goats and Textile, 3300 - 2900 BCE, chlorite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11588.