Artist Akkadian, Mesopotamian
  • Cylinder Seal with Hero Fighting Water Buffalo and Bull-man Fighting Lion and Modern Impression
Date 2350 - 2200 BCE
Medium greenstone
Dimensions Overall: 1 1/8 × 3/4 inches (2.9 × 1.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Frederick Stearns
Accession Number 90.1S11620
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
probably Dr. F. D. Shepard (Aintab, Turkey);
1885-1895, purchased by Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
October 1, 1897-present, gift to the Detroit Museum of Art (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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.