Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Sumerian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 41.5 mm x 20.3

Accession Number

65.1461

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Two registers divided by double horizontal line at center. Upper register, banquet scene with three seated figures. The two at left drink through straws from vessel between them. A servant stands farthest left. Lower register, contest scene. Two lions attack two stags and are themselves attacked by two “heroes.”

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)