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A demigod holding animals that urinate on him to purify him

A winged genius ("Master of Animals") holding two ibexes upside down.


By 1994: Jacobs Gallery, London; by 1998: Aaron Gallery, London; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Manoucher Aaron.

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted or glazed terracotta


The Ancient World


Architectural elements