Amulet

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian Period
1894–1595 B.C.


Object Place: Iraq (Babylon), Tel Amran

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.697

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Tablet with elliptical profile, pierced longitudinally and covered on both sides with Old Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 242 (said to be from Tell Amran); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund