Hero Grasping Bull and Mouflon

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white marble
Overall: 1 1/8 × 15/16 in. (2.8 × 2.4 cm)
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Morgan Seal 52
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Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908
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"The heros in the contests often, as in 52, wear flat caps as well as skirts tucked up above the knee to provide freedom of movement. The fact that in a contemporaneous limestone inlay from Kish a king is similarly attired shows that such caps and skirts were characteristic of the Second Early Dynastic period." . Porada, CANES, p. 9-10

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Hero grasping bull and mouflon -- Latter menaced by lion which is attacked by second hero with dagger.

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