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Bullman at left stabbing a lion from behind. The lion attacks a rearing bull grasped by a nude "hero" at right who also grasps a bullman with frontal face. Two columns of inscription.

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

Length: 0.025

Accession Number

34.195

Medium or Technique

Diorite, intaglio

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals