between 1000 B.C. and 700 B.C.
14 mm diameter
Morgan Seal 676
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.
"In 676 the figure seated before a stand is clearly characterized as a king by his headgear. Perhaps this indicates that in those seals in which the seated personage does not wear a royal miter, he is nevertheless to be regarded as a king. Assyrian texts indicate that a meal such as appears in these scenes could be a royal ritual."--Porada, CANES, p. 81
Lower part of cylinder broken off.
Attendant with towel, second attendant with fly whisk and towel, both facing king with cup who is seated before table spread with cloth; behind king, third attendant with fly whisk -- Crescent and star in sky -- Terminal: gate or building.