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Bird


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In Mesopotamia, small animal figurines were worn as amulets and also offered in temples as gifts to the gods. Pendants worn on the body served as talismans to ward off evil and to increase the wearer's power. Each of the animals here had a special meaning, and some were directly linked to a deity.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/16/1979Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby and Co., London, November 26, 1968, lot 20; Walters Art Museum, 1968, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1968

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Period
ca. 3000 BC
Medium
red stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1454
Measurements
L: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
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