Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
Object Place: Sumeria
Legacy dimension: 0.0178 Length:
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Contest scene. Hero with hat grappling two rearing antelopes with backturned heads which are attacked by a leopard at left and a lion at right. Bullman to left of this combat. Cypher of the God Anu.
By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.*
(Accession date: June 7, 1934)
* Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund