13975. Akkadian Stone Contest Scene Cylinder Seal
Ca 2300 to 2200 BC.
A reddish white flecked stone carved seal inscribed with a contest scene consisting of two crossed lions, each attacking a horned animal and at each end of the scene is a hero, coming to the rescue. Pierced for suspension. Size 31 x 18 mm. Stone nicked atop near lions head. Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2000s and with a catalogued description from near eastern scholar Winfred Lambert (1926 to 2011)