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At left, nude bearded "hero" with six curls, Lahmu, attendant of the god Enki/Ea, flanked by two flowing vessels on ground and streams of water. At right, two bearded bullmen wearing horned crowns flank spear-standard (the marru) of Marduk. Erased cuneiform inscription.


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. (Accession date: November 10, 1965)

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)

Near Eastern, Iranian, Elamite, Neo-Elamite, 900–600 B.C.

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The Ancient World