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Plaque of a gatekeeper

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Apotropaic molded plaque representing a Gatekeeper; inscribed "Come here, guardian of happiness! Go away, guardian of evil!"

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

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

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 5.6cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1983.586

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects