Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

Length: 0.025

Accession Number

34.195

Medium or Technique

Diorite, intaglio

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Bullman at left stabbing a lion from behind. The lion attacks a rearing bull grasped by a nude “hero” at right who also grasps a bullman with frontal face. Two columns of inscription.

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