Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Object Place: Mesopotamian
Legacy dimension: 22.7 mm x 11.4
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Lion demon (Ugallu) with upraised dagger holds animal in other hand. Panel composed of 5 columns containing vertical rows of 5 tortoises, 4 birds, 7 human heads, single elongated snake given crenellated shape, and 7 fish. Between the column of birds and that of human heads is a lion-demon standard surmounted by disk, symbol of the Underworld god Nergal.
By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.
Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)