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Neo-Assyrian Linear style. Goddess standing on back of lion (Ishtar?), holding axe and ringlet, surrounded by stars; spade symbol of Marduk and soldier to rear. Stylus of Nabu and priest in front of the goddess, crescent, star, and tree in field.


By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

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Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)

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

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Legacy dimension: 34 mm x 14

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Gray basalt


The Ancient World