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A demigod holding animals that urinate on him to purify him

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian Period
883–612 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H: 51 cm L: 59 cm W: 7 cm

Accession Number

1998.63

Medium or Technique

Painted or glazed terracotta

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

A winged genius (“Master of Animals”) holding two ibexes upside down.

Provenance

By 1994: Jacobs Gallery, London; by 1998: Aaron Gallery, London; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Manoucher Aaron.

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund