Tile: figure with streams of water flowing from jars held in his hand
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Medium or Technique
Painted or glazed terracotta
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
“Wall paintings from provincial Assyrian palaces; Assyrian borderlands.” A beardless male figure or a female figure with streams of “purifying” water flowing from jars held in his/her hand.
By 1997: The Merrin Gallery, Edward Merrin, 724 Fifth Street, New York, NY 10019 [formerly in the Abraham Collection, New York, acquired from an English collection in the 1950's]; 1997: purchased by the MFA from the Merrin Gallery, 19 November 1997.
William Stevenson Smith Fund, Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund and Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way, by exchange