6 December 2000
A NEO-ASSYRIAN RED JASPER PAZUZU PENDANT
Circa 8th-7th Century B.C.
Rectangular in form with a perforated projection on the upper edge, one side engraved with the demon Pazuzu in profile to the right, holding snakes in his outstretched hands, with a dog to his left and a scorpion to his right, a star and crescent above; the reverse divided into six horizontal registers, with cross-hatched triangles framing a pseudo inscription
2 in. (5.1 cm) long
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For a related example in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, compare pp. 96-97 in Brovarski, et al., A Table of Offerings.
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