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Ishtar Gate, Dragon of Marduk Mushhush (31.25)

SNAKE-DRAGON, SYMBOL OF MARDUK, THE PATRON GOD OF BABYLON PANEL FROM THE ISHTAR GATE
SNAKE-DRAGON, SYMBOL OF MARDUK, THE PATRON GOD OF BABYLON PANEL FROM THE ISHTAR GATE

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SNAKE-DRAGON, SYMBOL OF MARDUK, THE PATRON GOD OF BABYLON PANEL FROM THE ISHTAR GATE

(Mesopotamian)

Date
604/562 BC
Medium
Terracotta glazed and molded bricks.
Dimensions
45 1/2 x 65 3/4 in. 115.6 x 167.0 cm
Department
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Classification
Sculpture
Credit
Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund
Accession No.
31.25
Provenance
Babylon, Iraq Vorderasiastisches Museum, Berlin
Keywords
clay, earthenware, glaze, glazed, relief, terracotta, mosaic, animalia
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