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Neo-Babylonian drilled style. A sphinx, bearded and crowned, and a lion-headed griffin sit confronted, their further forepaws raised.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren; 1903: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Warren.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian, 625–539 B.C.

Object Place

Persia

Dimensions

Heigh x length (of face): 2.2 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1003

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

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