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Oblong amulet, stamp seal

Obverse, the twin deities Lugal-irra and Meslamta-ea, guardians of the gate of the Underworld, depicted with maces and axes. They also represent the constellation Gemini. Reverse, incantation addressing to these gods in Sumerian.


By 1926: Edward Perry Warren collection; April 5, 1926: 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.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World