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Amulet with a Lamashtu demon

ca. early 1st millennium B.C.
Mesopotamia or Iran
2 1/4 × 1 13/16 × 3/8 in. (5.7 × 4.7 × 0.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, James N. Spear Gift, 1984
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by the Museum in 1984, purchased from Iraj Lak, Naxos Art Ltd., London.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 115 (Jul. 1,1984 - Jun. 30, 1985), p. 21.

Harper, Prudence O. 1984–1985. "Plaque with Figure of the Goddess Lamashtu." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), No. 1984/1985, p. 4.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.1987. Academic Programs Bulletin, p. 2.

Benzel, Kim, Sarah B. Graff, Yelena Rakic, and Edith W. Watts. 2010. Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 21, p. 42.
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