Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Legacy dimension: 38 x 18 mm
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Goddess (Ishtar?) holding ringlet seated on throne upon back of couchant horned lion at center. Worshipper stands before her and “sundisk-pole” behind worshipper. Crescent and seven dots (the Pleiades) in the field between them. Behind goddess are another “sundisk-pole” and a bullman with bucket (banduddu). Rhombus, fish, stylus, and star in the field behind goddess.
By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.
William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer