The Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal, volume 55 (2020)
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART JOURNAL | VOLUME 55

"Radiance and the Power of Erasure in an Obsidian Lamaštu Amulet"

Said, Miriam
2020
12 pages
7 illustrations
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually and publishes original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. Highlights of volume 55 include an essay on Buddhist imagery in a medieval Chinese silk painted banner, a discussion of a rare 19th-century keyed guitar, and a contextualization of Ed Ruscha’s books of photographs of L.A. streets and gas stations of the 1960s and ’70s.

Met Art in Publication

Amulet with a Lamashtu demon, Obsidian
ca. early 1st millennium BCE
Pendant with the head of Pazuzu, Bronze, Assyrian
ca. 8th–7th century BCE

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