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Contest scene. At left, Lahmu wrestles a bull; at right, a bullman (kusarikku) wrestles a lion.

Provenance

By 1934: R. S. Cooke Collection, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; 1934: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Cooke.* (Accession date: December 6, 1934) *Seventeen seals, numbered 34.1440-34.1456 were purchased as a group for $6000.

Credit Line

Archibald Cary Coolidge Fund

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

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .24 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

34.1441

Medium or Technique

Limestone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals