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Cylinder seal

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Cylinder seal with slightly concave sides. Contest scene. Two criss-crossed rampant lions are devouring two short horned animals. A symbol at end of scene.

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

.27 x .17 mm.

Accession Number

34.1445

Medium or Technique

White limestone

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals