London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A MESOPOTAMIAN BLACK STONE LAMASHTU AMULETIC PENDANT
FIRST HALF OF 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The obverse engraved with the demonic figure of Lamashtu, gesticulating with arms outspread, shown with the head of a lion, a star above, the reverse with a scorpion, piglet and seated dog in profile to the left, both sides with zigzag border, a cylindrical suspension loop above
2 x 1 7/8 in. (5.1 x 4.7 cm.)
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