London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A NEO-BABYLONIAN HAEMATITE FROG
CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Crouching forwards, with bulbous eyes; a lapis lazuli frog, pierced; six Near Eastern haematite duck weights, each with head resting along its back; three agate ducks, two with base engraved with a crossed standard of which one with nimbus of seven dots representing the Pleiades, all late 2nd/early 1st millennium B.C.; and a Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr black stone recumbent bull amulet with curled horns, 3300-2900 B.C.
7/8 to ½ in. (2.2 to 1.3 cm.) long (12)
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