Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.0178 Length:

Accession Number

34.193

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund