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
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

"... 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


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.