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Amulet of a vulture

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian or Iranian
Early Dynastic Period / Proto-Elamite
3100–2900 B.C.


Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1977.803

Medium or Technique

Stone

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

White stone amulet in the form of a vulture bending forward, with inlaid eye.

Provenance

By 1977: with Gawain McKinley Ancient and Decorative Arts, New York; 1977: purchased by the MFA from Gawain McKinley Ancient and Decorative Arts, 15 December 1977.
(Accession date: December 15, 1977)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund