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Molded plaque: bearded underworld god

Old Babylonian
ca. 2000–1600 B.C.
5.16 x 2.56 in. (13.11 x 6.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1948, purchased from Elias S. David, Long Island City, NY.

“Art of the Ancient Near East.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 4, 1949–September 5, 1949.

“Divine Images and Other Fabulous Creatures: Phase II.” The Staten Island Museum, New York, November 12, 1978–February 18, 1979.

“Exodus and Exile: 2,000 Years in Ancient Israel.” The Jewish Museum, New York, July 13, 1989–December 9, 1990.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1949. "The Art of the Ancient Near East." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 7, p. 195.

Opificius, Ruth. 1961. Das Altbabylonische Terrakottarelief. Berlin: de Gruyter, p. 255, no. 310.

Crawford, Vaughn E., Prudence Oliver Harper, Oscar White Muscarella, and Beatrice Bodenstein. 1966. Ancient Near Eastern Art: Guide to the Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 16, fig. 24.

Oates, Joan. 1979. Babylon. London: Thames and Hudson, p. 174, fig. 122.
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