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Cylinder seal

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

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

Accession Number

45.97

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals