Plaque of a gatekeeper

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian Period
899–600 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 5.6cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1983.586

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Apotropaic molded plaque representing a Gatekeeper; inscribed “Come here, guardian of happiness! Go away, guardian of evil!”

Provenance

1983: Given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston (from the Zion Research Foundation) December 7, 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston