Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

3.3 x 2.0 cm (1 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.566

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. A bull-man grapples with a hero and a rearing lion that turns away to gore a rearing ibex, while a spotted leopard gores a bull; serpent between ibex and leopard.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston