13 June 2000
A MESOPOTAMIAN BLACK STONE AMULET
circa mid 2nd millennium b.c.
Depicting the demon Humbaba, his grimacing mouth exposing his teeth, the forehead cleft, with animal ears to the sides and horns above, the skin a series of wrinkled folds, perforated horizontally through the temples
11/8 in. (2.9 cm) high
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