Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian
1894–1595 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 19.5 mm x 12.2

Accession Number

65.1479

Medium or Technique

Haematite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Contest scene. From left: Nude bearded “hero,” kneeling, with lion twisted over shoulder; bull man grappling with lion, lion attacking bull. Mongoose above in field.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)