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Contest scene? Representation in a coarse, linear style, depicting a kneeling man with a composite figure, whose foreparts are those of an animal.


By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Early Dynastic Period, 2900–2334 B.C.


Height x diameter: 2.7 x 1.6 cm (1 1/16 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone


The Ancient World