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Statuette of a dog

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Terracotta statuette of a seated dog, wearing a distinctive collar. The dog is the symbol of the healing goddess Gula. The statuette was probably dedicated at a shrine to the goddess.

Provenance

By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutolakis September 13, 1972.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian or Babylonian, Middle Bronze Age, Isin-Larsa or Old Babylonian, 2000–1800 B.C.

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Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 10.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.872

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture