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Neo-Assyrian Linear Style. God or "hero" (Ninurta) on back of winged bull shooting at leonine bird monster (Anzu or Asakku ) with bow and arrow. At right, another standing figure with tall headdress and sword (king?). Star and crescent in the field above.

Provenance

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.

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, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian, 883–612 B.C.

Object Place

Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 35 mm x 18

Accession Number

65.1356

Collections

The Ancient World

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