Attendant with fan and towel facing king holding cup and bowl

between 900 B.C. and 800 B.C.
greenish-black serpentine
38 x 10 mm
Morgan Seal 665
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"The scenes of 665-672 each comprise only two figures, those of a king and an attendant. The latter is swaying a fan or fly whisk over a vessel set in a stand (665-671)... Since the treatment of the subject is similar in all these seals, the chevron borders of 665 and 666 may indicate a ninth-century dating for these cylinders, as in the case of 610 above."--Porada, CANES, p. 80
Cylinder damaged.


Attendant with fan and towel facing king(?), who holds cup and bow; between them, stand with vessel -- Crescent and two drillings in field -- Terminal: star above plant with two shoots -- Chevron borders.

Southern Mesopotamia.