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Unfinished cylinder seal

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Unfinished cylinder (or forgery?) seal with figure of a hero grappling with a pair of lions. Two blank registers cut for inscription.

Provenance

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, Akkadian, Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.578

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals