|8th-7th Century BC, Neo-Assyrian|
|Location of Origin: Middle East / Western Asia / Northern Africa|
|Medium/Materials: red serpentine stone|
|Dimensions: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Near Eastern / Middle Eastern Antiquities|
|Amulets of the demon Pazuzu, son of the west wind, were worn by women in childbirth for protection against the female demon Lamashtu, who was feared for her attacks on newly born babies. For related amulets see nos. 63-64 in Curtis and Reade, eds., Art and Empire, Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum.|
|Provenance: Christie's New YorkGerman Private coll., 1980|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
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