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Openwork plaque

Openwork plaque depicting the demigod Lahmu, one of the doorkeepers of the watery domain of Enki/Ea, holding the flowing vase.


By 1994: with the Mele Gallery, 147 E. 72nd St., New York, NY 10021; 1994: purchased by the MFA from the Mele Gallery, 27 July 1994

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund and William S. Smith Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Old Babylonian Period, 1894–1595 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets