Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.031 Length:

Accession Number

98.699

Medium or Technique

Black stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. “Hero” grasping two rearing bulls. The bull on the right is attacked by a lion. At far right, behind the lion, is an inscription. S.L. 7.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 245; 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund