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
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Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908
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"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

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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.

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