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Contest/mythological? scene. Two nude men are fighting each other. Between them appears a crouching mongoose. Behind this group appears a phallic figure, above it a bird, and a figure in a long pleated garment with one arm raised.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.* (Accession date: April 2, 1936) *40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Isin-Larsa, 2017–1763 B.C.

Object Place

Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .19 x .11 mm.

Accession Number

36.189

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals