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Four-winged genius or god wearing crown with one foot on an antelope, holding crook with one hand and grasping foreleg of winged sphinx with other (Ninurta versus Anzu?). Crescent, star, and symbols of Marduk (spade) and Nabu (stylus) in field. B.B.295.2.

Provenance

By 1925: Edward Perry Warren collection (bought in Paris); October 28, 1925: lent to the MFA by Edward Perry Warren; 1927: purchased by the MFA from Edward Perry Warren. (Accession Date: November 17, 1927)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian, 883–612 B.C.

Object Place

Assyria

Accession Number

27.651

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals