Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Height x width x depth: 12.3 x 5.4 x 2 cm (4 13/16 x 2 1/8 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Terracotta plaque depicting a fish-apkallu, an antediluvian sage from the realm of Enki/Ea, god of underground sweet waters (Apsu) and of wisdom.
By 1997: with Norman Hurst, Hurst Gallery, 53 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138. 1997: Purchased by the MFA from Mr. Hurst, 20 November 1997.
Egyptian Department Curator's Fund