Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian
1894–1595 B.C.


Object Place: Babylon

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.177

Medium or Technique

Green stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. At left, nude hero with six curls, Lahmu, grasping by one leg and the tail an upturned buffalo upon whose neck he places his foot; at right, criss-crossed rampant lions attacking rearing bulls. Inscription in two columns.

Provenance

Acquired May 3, 1934 in exchange for 30.469.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund