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Amulet of a vulture

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


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

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets