Oblong amulet, stamp seal
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Overall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Obverse, the twin deities Lugal-irra and Meslamta-ea, guardians of the gate of the Underworld, depicted with maces and axes. They also represent the constellation Gemini. Reverse, incantation addressing to these gods in Sumerian.
By 1926: Edward Perry Warren collection; April 5, 1926: lent to the MFA by Edward Perry Warren; 1927: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren.
(Accession Date: November 17, 1927)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912