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Presentation scene. A worshipper figure wearing a long fringed robe, skull-cap and turban (king?) offering libation in front of a two-faced divinity (Usmu) one of whose feet rests on a cross-hatched footstool. The deity holds the lion-demon standard, an emblem of the underworld god Nergal....

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

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


Overall: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brownish chalcedony


The Ancient World