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A lion attacks a horned animal suckling its young. Above the horned animal appears an eight-pointed star and above the lion a crescent.

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, Iranian, Elamite, Proto-Elamite, 3000–2300 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .23 x .12 mm.

Accession Number

36.199

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals