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Neo-Babylonian Drilled Style. Mythological contest scene. Archer (Ninurta?) shooting at winged griffin (Anzu?). Seven dots (the Pleiades), eight-pointed star, fish, and rhomb in the field.

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, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian, 625–539 B.C.

Object Place

Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 21 mm x 9.5

Accession Number

65.1387

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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