Statuette of a dog

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian or Babylonian
Middle Bronze Age, Isin-Larsa or Old Babylonian
2000–1800 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 10.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.872

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Terracotta statuette of a seated dog, wearing a distinctive collar. The dog is the symbol of the healing goddess Gula. The statuette was probably dedicated at a shrine to the goddess.

Provenance

By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutolakis September 13, 1972.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund