Artist Sumerian, Mesopotamian
  • Cylinder Seal with Animal Contest Scene
Date 2600 - 2500 BCE
Medium Lapis Lazuli
Dimensions Overall: 1 3/16 × 5/8 inches (3 × 1.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 45.497
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
(Charles L. Morley);
1945-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
von der Osten, H.H. Ancient Oriental Seals in the Collection of Mrs. Agnas Baldwin Brett, vol. XXXVII. The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, 1936, pp. 1, 6, 31, 51, 56; p. (iII.), 26.

Amiet. La Glyptique Mesopotamien Archaique. pl. 77 bis no. i (ill.).

Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): p. 70, no. 13.