Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Akkadian
2334–2154 B.C.


Object Place: Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.025 Length:

Accession Number

34.198

Medium or Technique

Hard greenish stone Diorite?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. Nude hero, shown twice, in combat with two lions, with star and crescent between lions.

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