- Museum number
Pair of bronze protective spirits; cast copper alloy; figures standing on a horizontal base, supported by a pin with a plain circular shank, now broken but at least 1 cm long; right figure has a leonine head, and wears a short belted tunic decorated with a vertical band of diagonal incision down the front, with a sash slung diagonally over the right shoulder, and originally holding a spear or similar (missing) in the raised right hand; the second figure is in the form of a man with a long beard and a conical cap, standing in the same stance but originally holding another object, perhaps a mace (broken off), in the raised right hand.
- Production date
Height: 7.50 centimetres (incl. peg)
Length: 1 centimetres (extant length of pin)
Thickness: 2.10 centimetres
Width: 3.60 centimetres
- On display (G1/fc19/centre)
- Exhibition history
2003- BM, Enlightenment gallery
Gallery 55: Later Mesopotamia, case 15.
1986-1987 9 Oct-29 Mar, BM, 'Claudius James Rich. Diplomat, archaeologist and collector'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: R.79 (Marked with R number.)