Near Eastern, Mesopotamian
Overall: 4.1 x 2.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Contest scene. At right bearded bull-men (kusarikku’s) wrestle lions, while at left the sun god Shamash, idenitified by his shoulder flames, forces a defeated deity to kneel before him.
By 1945: with Fahim Kouchakji; 1945: purchased by the MFA for $750.
(Accession date: February 8, 1945)
Samuel Putnam Avery Fund