Plaque amulet

Near Eastern
Neo Assyrian, Neo Babylonian, and Persian
7th–6th century B.C., 699–500 B.C.


Object Place: Neo-Assyrian or Babylonian

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 5.5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.341

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Stone amulet incised with animal decoration.

Provenance

Possibly from Assyria or Babylon (similar objects were discovered at Babylo between 1899 and 1912). By mid-twentieth century: collection of C. Dikran Kelekian, New York; 1975: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Kelekian.

(Accession date: June 11, 1975)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund