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Contest scene. "Hero" grasping two rearing bulls. The bull on the right is attacked by a lion. At far right, behind the lion, is an inscription. S.L. 7.


By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 245; 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Legacy dimension: 0.031 Length:

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Medium or Technique

Black stone


The Ancient World