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Oblong amulet, stamp seal

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


Dimensions

Overall: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.650

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912