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Contest scene. At left, the six-curled hero Lahmu is attacking rearing bull; at right, hero with hat (king?) is attacking lion. Inscription in Sumerian to far right: "ur dingir Inanna," the hero of Inanna.

Provenance

By 1932: George J. Hunt collection; 1932: given to the MFA by George J. Hunt, June 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of George J. Hunt

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

Object Place

Babylon

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.028 Length:

Accession Number

32.122

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals