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Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 2.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

45.97

Medium or Technique

Marble

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

Provenance

By 1945: with Fahim Kouchakji; 1945: purchased by the MFA for $750.

(Accession date: February 8, 1945)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund