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Early Akkadian, though still close to Early Dynastic style. Combat scene. At left, "hero" with curls (Lahmu) struggling with two bullmen. At right, nude and bearded figure with inverse truncated cone hat wrestling a bull which is attacked by a lion. The lion in turn is attacked by a bullman...

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By 1945: with E. S. David, Long Island City, New York; 1944: purchased by the MFA from E. S. David for $250. (Accession Date: May 10, 1945)

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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

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The Ancient World