Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 15.9 mm x 7.9

Accession Number

65.1492

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Animal contest scene. Single lion attacks two confronted antelopes with backturned heads.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)