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Mythological contest scene. At right are two bearded bull-men symmetrically arranged. The one at left is shown in combat with a "nude hero" with curls (Lahmu), and the one at right with another bull man who is more humanoid. At far left a nude human figure is shown in combat with a bull whose...

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Provenance

By 1898: collection of Edward Perry Warren; 1989: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Early Dynastic Period or Early Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

Object Place

Assyria

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 2.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.696

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Collections

The Ancient World

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