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Plaque

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 12.3 x 5.4 x 2 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.193

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Terracotta plaque depicting a fish-apkallu, an antediluvian sage from the realm of Enki/Ea, god of underground sweet waters (Apsu) and of wisdom.

Provenance

By 1997: with Norman Hurst, Hurst Gallery, 53 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138. 1997: Purchased by the MFA from Mr. Hurst, 20 November 1997.

Credit Line

Egyptian Department Curator's Fund