Figurine of animal (dog or mushhushshu)

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. late 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
2.68 x 1.34 x 3.7 in. (6.81 x 3.4 x 9.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.107.27
Not on view
1958, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1959, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Green, Anthony. 1983. "Neo-Assyrian Apotropaic Figures." Iraq 45, pl. XIVd.