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Figurine of a bearded man

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Small, molded terracotta figurine of a bearded man holding an offering vase; a type of figurine that was buried beneath the floor of a room to serve as protection for the household.


1983: Given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston (from the Zion Research Foundation) December 7, 1983.

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Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Assyrian Period, 899–600 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects