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pin / amulet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    118998

  • Description

    Black stone amulet against plague; inscribed on entire surface; part of the copper pin by which it was suspended remains in the hole; 14+1+12+2 ll.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 800BC-612BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.81 inches
    • Width: 1.25 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Comment

        A quotation from the Akkadian Erra Epic, thought suitable to ward off plague.
  • Curator's comments

    According to Nils Heessel this item comes from the Ashur excavations: Ass.7780 = Ass. Photo 1065, 1066; Pedersen, Katalog, p.5

  • Location

    On display: G55/dc9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1928

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    118998

  • Registration number

    1928,0116.1

Black stone amulet against plague; inscribed on entire surface; part of the copper pin by which it was suspended remains in the hole; 14+1+12+2 ll.

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