Legacy dimension: 35 x 17 mm
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Neo-Assyrian modeled style. Two heroes attacking human-headed winged bull. Almost certainly a representation of Gilgamesh and Enkidu fighting the Bull of Heaven. Hero at left, Enkidu, brandishes an axe, has short beard and short skirt with tassles and is naked above waist. Hero at right, Gilgamesh, wears cap, has long beard, long garment and carries bow and quiver. Cuneiform inscription above winged bull.