between 900 B.C. and 700 B.C.
28 x 18 mm
Morgan Seal 682
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.
"Seals 680-683 are smaller and show the nimbus of the deity by means of long hatches. They may be dated in the ninth or eight century B.C., since Berlin 658, a seal corresponding closely in subject and engraving with 681, was found in the uppermost layer in the excavation of some late Assyrian tombs at Ashur."--Porada, CANES, p. 81
Deity in nimbus facing worshiper, between them tasseled crescent staff on altar -- Terminal: tasseled spade on stand.