Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .24 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

34.1441

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. At left, Lahmu wrestles a bull; at right, a bullman (kusarikku) wrestles a lion.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.*
(Accession date: December 6, 1934)

*Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund