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Amulet with fighting demons; on reverse: Ishtar enthroned and worshiper

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
1 5/8 × 1 3/16 × 3/8 in. (4.2 × 3 × 1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.3
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.

“Thou Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me.” The Jewish Museum, New York, May 3, 1964–September 6, 1964.

“The Book and the Spade (Biblical Archaeological Exhibition).” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, April 13, 1975–May 4, 1975.

Farkas, Ann R. 1964. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me. exh. cat. New York: The Jewish Museum, no. 22.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 351, no. 475.
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