Description A worshiper faces a deity standing on a griffin and aiming his bow and arrow at an upright winged lion-demon. The winged disk of Ashur, the patron god of Assyria, appears above. The three-line inscription gives the name of the owner. Assyrians enjoyed the translucent and vibrant colors of semiprecious stones, such as chalcedony.
Provenance Mrs. Henry Walters, New York; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1942
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