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Peripheral Akkadian, North Syrian. Mythological scene: gods in combat. Two gods stand holding mace in hand, a third holds mace in one hand and thrusts spear into another god who falls backward onto a mound. The latter is also attacked from rear by a feline.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer; 1965: given to the MFA by Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

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.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Mesopotamian/N. Syrian

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1480

Medium or Technique

Red carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

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