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Contest scene. King at center holds two flanking upraised lions by hindlegs.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965. (Accession date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid, 550–331 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 25.5 mm x 12.5

Accession Number

65.1442

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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