Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.647

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. At left, draped human figure grappling bullman (kusarikku) who is attacked by a rearing leopard. At right, nude “hero” with six curls (lahmu) grappling a bull which is attacked by a lion. B.B. 300.5.

Provenance

By 1925: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in Paris); October 28, 1925: lent to the MFA by Edward Perry Warren; Nov 17, 1927: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912