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Openwork plaque

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


Dimensions

height x width x depth (without base): 9 x 3.5 x .9 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.53

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Openwork plaque depicting the demigod Lahmu, one of the doorkeepers of the watery domain of Enki/Ea, holding the flowing vase.

Provenance

By 1994: with the Mele Gallery, 147 E. 72nd St., New York, NY 10021; 1994: purchased by the MFA from the Mele Gallery, 27 July 1994

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund and William S. Smith Fund