Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 0.014

Accession Number

25.68

Medium or Technique

Hematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. At right: two bullmen symmetrically arranged with inscription in between, the one at left grappling bearded nude hero, the one at right grappling lion. At left: bearded man in profile grasping a rearing animal.

Provenance

By 1925: private collection; 1925: given to the MFA by a private donor, 5 March 1925.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift