Goddess with ring and god with mace, both armed with bows and sword

between 810 B.C. and 790 B.C.
brownish chalcedony
32 x 14 mm
Morgan Seal 695
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"Seals 692-695, all of which portray worship of deities, resemble in their general rendering the dated sals of this style, most of which belong to the end of the ninth or the beginning of the eight century--for example, B N 354, the seal of Ashur-bel-usur (about 804 B.C.), or Berlin 596, the seal of an officer of Mannu-kima-Ashur (about 793 B.C.)."--Porada, CANES, p. 84


Goddess with ring on platform behind god with mace on platform, both armed with bows and sword and facing worshiper; before goddess, tasseled spade; between god and worshiper, rhomb -- Crescent and star in sky -- Terminal: seven globes above ibex.

Southern Mesopotamia.