Unfinished cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Length x diameter: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.578

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Unfinished cylinder (or forgery?) seal with figure of a hero grappling with a pair of lions. Two blank registers cut for inscription.

Provenance

By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston