Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian
Object Place: Mesopotamia
Overall: 3 x 2 cm (1 3/16 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Mythological/presentation scene. A god wearing sword (Tishpak?) is seated on a throne whence emerge five serpents. A bearded male votary stands in front of him presenting a plough. The god also holds part of the plough. Behind the votary stands a nude figure holding a spear in his left hand and the ring-post, symbol of Enki/Ea, in his right. An attendant god with horned headdress holds a mace or emblem behind the seated god.
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.
(Accession Date: November 10, 1965)
Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)