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. Animals had a special meaning, and some were directly linked to a deity.
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- 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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