Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
2900–2334 B.C.


Object Place: Sumerian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 28.2 mm x 15.6

Accession Number

65.1471

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. Criss-crossed lions at center, left one attacks gazelle, right one a stag. Bull-man at far left, “hero” at far right.

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)