Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Sumer-Akkadian

Dimensions

Length: 0.028

Accession Number

34.200

Medium or Technique

Green jasper, intaglio

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

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