Statuette of a dog
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian or Babylonian
Middle Bronze Age, Isin-Larsa or Old Babylonian
Height x width: 24 x 10.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutolakis September 13, 1972.
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund