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Contest scene. At left, hero (Lahmu) wrestling with bullman, with stylus of Nabu between two figures. At right, winged lion-griffin attacking a horned animal. Between the two groups of combattants stands a smaller human figure with orb inscribed in crescent above him. Symbols to the end of...

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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, Old Babylonian, 1894–1595 B.C.

Object Place

Sumero-Akkadian

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .19 x .11 mm.

Accession Number

36.198

Medium or Technique

Hematite

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals