Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Object Place: Sumero-Akkadian
Legacy dimension: .19 x .11 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Contest scene. At left, hero (Lahmu) wrestling with bullman, with stylus of Nabu between two figures. At right, winged lion-griffin attacking a horned animal. Between the two groups of combattants stands a smaller human figure with orb inscribed in crescent above him. Symbols to the end of scene; fly or bee and fish.
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.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund