Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Object Place: Sumer-Akkadian
Medium or Technique
Green jasper, intaglio
Not On View
Contest scene. Bullman (kusarikku) in combat with lion and nude “hero” with curls, lahmu, with bull. Their bodies crossed with those of the animals they are overcoming. Inscription in two columns.
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