Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Legacy dimension: .23 x .14 mm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cylinder seal with slightly concave sides. Contest scene: the hero with curls, Lahmu, holds a bull by its hindleg and a bullman with horned helmet holds a lion by its hindlegs, while an eagle with outspread wings, holds the tails of the two animals. Beneath the lion appears a walking long-legged bird.
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