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
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

"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


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