between 1000 B.C. and 700 B.C.
16 x 8 mm
Morgan Seal 658
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.
"Seals 657 and 658 each present a procession of worshipers, a subject not found in other Assyrian cylinders but frequently seen in the earlier glyptic designs of the Old Assyrian merchant colonies in Anatolia and of Syria. It seems possible therefore that these two seals were engraved in the linear style in a locality beyond the borders of the Assyrian empire."--Porada, CANES, p. 78
Vessel on stand, four figures approaching -- Rows of wedges in field.