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Contest scene. Hero with hat grappling two rearing antelopes with backturned heads which are attacked by a leopard at left and a lion at right. Bullman to left of this combat. Cypher of the God Anu.

Provenance

By 1934: R.S. Cooke collection, Harrow Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from R.S. Cooke.* (Accession date: June 7, 1934) * Eighteen seals, 34.191-34.208, were purchased as a group for £201.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

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

Object Place

Sumeria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.0178 Length:

Accession Number

34.193

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals