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Neo-Assyrian drilled style. Two bearded "heroes," the one at right with tall headdress, the one at left with head band, attack winged bull in center. Star, crescent, and "seven dots" (the Pleiades) in field above. At rear, spade symbol of Marduk (the marru) and stylus symbol of Nabu set up...

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


Overall: 22.9 x 11.2 cm (9 x 4 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Orange carnelian


The Ancient World