Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 24.4 mm x 13.2

Accession Number

65.1436

Medium or Technique

Burnt steatite?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. Nude bearded man at center, grasping two flanking ibexes which are attacked by lions.

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)