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Plaque amulet

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Stone amulet incised with animal decoration.


Possibly from Assyria or Babylon (similar objects were discovered at Babylo between 1899 and 1912). By mid-twentieth century: collection of C. Dikran Kelekian, New York; 1975: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Kelekian. (Accession date: June 11, 1975)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

Near Eastern, Neo Assyrian, Neo Babylonian, and Persian, 7th–6th century B.C., 699–500 B.C.

Object Place

Neo-Assyrian or Babylonian


Height x width: 9 x 5.5 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets