Heroes Protecting Animals From Felines

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lapis lazuli
Overall: 15/16 × 1/2 in. (2.4 × 1.3 cm)
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Morgan Seal 80
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

"Seals 80-84 probably originated in the same time [as Seal 78], since the small figures on these seals are in the same style as those on the impression of the seal of Barnamtarra, Lugalanda's wife." Porada, CANES, p. 13


Nude hero with dagger and curved weapon attacking leopard that menaces stag -- Latter clasped by hero with upturned curls who also clasps mouflon assailed by lion -- In field: inscription.