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A bearded winged genius holding sickle sword (Ninurta?) seizes a winged scaly griffin (Anzu or Asakku?). At right, Assyrian "sacred tree" surmounted by solar disk on a stepped base. Inscription between "sacred tree" and griffin: "O Marduk, protect (my) soul, give me...

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Provenance

By 1941: with Mrs. Agnes Baldwin Brett; 1941: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Brett for $400. (Accession Date: May 8, 1941)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

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

Object Place

Assyria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .29 x .16

Accession Number

41.479

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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