Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .23 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

36.190

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Cylinder seal with slightly concave sides. Contest scene: the hero with curls, Lahmu, holds a bull by its hindleg and a bullman with horned helmet holds a lion by its hindlegs, while an eagle with outspread wings, holds the tails of the two animals. Beneath the lion appears a walking long-legged bird.

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