Bull Man Fighting Lion

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Overall: 1 × 9/16 in. (2.6 × 1.4 cm)
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Morgan Seal 362
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Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908
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"... while the arrangement of the Old Babylonian contests is similar to that used in the earlier period, the introduction of new figures, especially in 359-369, indicates that such ontests had acquire new significance. The new figures include a goat seated upright on a knoll and attacked by a lion or lion-griffin or both, and a man on one knee at the mercy of similar assailants." Porada, CANES, p. 44

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Bull-man fighting lion; nude bearded hero on one knee, poised on back of second lion and holding third lion behind his head; man on one knee on knoll, with lion-griffin attacking.

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