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Cylinder Seal with Man Wrestling and Vanquishing Lion
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Cylinder Seal with Man Wrestling and Vanquishing Lion


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Description The scene on this seal comprises two parts. The first depicts a bull-man battling a lion; the second shows a nude hero battling an inverted bull. There is a brief cuneiform inscription in two registers featuring the names of Shamash and Aya, and a small nude figure below these registers.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
n.d. (early Old Babylon; Babylon I)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.687
Measurements
H: 13/16 x Diam: 7/16 in. (2.1 x 1.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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