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Tile: figure with streams of water flowing from jars held in his hand

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"Wall paintings from provincial Assyrian palaces; Assyrian borderlands." A beardless male figure or a female figure with streams of "purifying" water flowing from jars held in his/her hand.


By 1997: The Merrin Gallery, Edward Merrin, 724 Fifth Street, New York, NY 10019 [formerly in the Abraham Collection, New York, acquired from an English collection in the 1950's]; 1997: purchased by the MFA from the Merrin Gallery, 19 November 1997.

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund, Marilyn M. Simpson Fund, Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund and Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way, by exchange

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian Period, 883–612 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Painted or glazed terracotta


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays