Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Old Babylonian Period
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.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Openwork plaque depicting the demigod Lahmu, one of the doorkeepers of the watery domain of Enki/Ea, holding the flowing vase.
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
Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund and William S. Smith Fund