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Amulet with a Lamashtu demon

ca. 7th–6th century B.C.
1.97 x 2.44 x 0.55 in. (5 x 6.2 x 1.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.

“Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me,” The Jewish Museum, New York, May 3–September 6, 1964.

“Man, Mystery, Magic.” Queens Borough Library, New York, October 15, 1971–August 15, 1972.

“The Book and the Spade (Biblical Archaeological Exhibition).” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, April 13, 1975–May 4, 1975.

"Curious Creatures and Bizarre Beasts," Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey, January 28–April 1, 1979.

Ward, W.H. 1895. Seal Cylinders and Other Oriental Seals. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Handbook no. 12. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 48.

von der Osten, H.H. 1924. " A Babylonian Amulet." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 19, pp. 145-148.

van Buren, E. Douglas. 1937. "Mesopotamian Fauna in Light of its Monuments." Archiv für Orientforschung 2, p. 5, fig. 3.

Klengel, H. 1960. "Neue Lamashtu Amulette aus dem Vorderasiatische Museum zu Berlin und dem British Museum." Mitteilungen des Instituts für Orientforschung 7, p. 337, no. 19.

Farkas, Ann R. 1964. Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me. exh. cat. New York: The Jewish Museum, no. 29.

Heessel, Nils. 2002. Pazuzu. Leiden: Brill, pp. 127-128, no. 28.
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