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Seated goddess to right, recumbent bull with "winged-gate" on its back, and kneeling goddess to left. Both goddesses hold ropes attached to "winged-gate." Star between winged gate and goddess at right. The bull is sometimes thought to be the "Bull of Heaven," and one of the goddesses to be...

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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, Akkadian, Akkadian, 2334–2154 B.C.

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Legacy dimension: 27.4 mm x 13.3

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Yellow shell


The Ancient World