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Plaque

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 11.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1997.192

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Terracotta plaque depicting the mythical being Lahmu, an attendant 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