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Contest scene. At left, draped human figure grappling bullman (kusarikku) who is attacked by a rearing leopard. At right, nude "hero" with six curls (lahmu) grappling a bull which is attacked by a lion. B.B. 300.5.


By 1925: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in Paris); October 28, 1925: lent to the MFA by Edward Perry Warren; Nov 17, 1927: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Early Dynastic Period, 2900–2334 B.C.


Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli


The Ancient World