Cylinder seal

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


Object Place: Sumer

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .17 x .8 mm.

Accession Number

36.202

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A nude hero holds a stag and a short horned animal by the throat each of which is attacked from behind by a lion. A bull-man attacks the lion at right from behind with a weapon.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund