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 Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License