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A "cattle pen" with two cows and a lion. A calf inscribed in a square next to the "cattle pen." A long-horned bull stands outside the enclosure. Another horned animal is depicted above it. "Maltese cross" inside the "cattle pen" and outside, next to the bull's...

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By 1985: Eshagh Sakhaei, Brighton, MA; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Sakhaei, 27 February 1985. (Accession date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Protoliterate Susa / Proto-Elamite, 3500–2700 B.C.

Place of Origin

Southwestern Iran


Length x diameter: 3.5 x 1.8 cm (1 3/8 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World