A Northern Mesopotamian Hematite Cylinder Seal
Old Babylonian Period, Circa 19th–16th Century B.C.
Height 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Property from the Collection of Anne Gurewich Gordon, Bethesda, Maryland
Probably Dikran Kelekian Gallery, New York.
Acquired by Vladimir Gurewich, late 1940s or early 1950s; thence by descent.
(with signed statement from owner)
This presentation scene depicts a seated figure wearing a long gown. He is approached by a standing worshipper with an offering in his left hand. Behind the seated figure are two female attendants followed by a terminal with two confronted sphinxes, a horizontal guilloche, and five supplicants.