A finely moulded Old Babylonian terracotta plaque, featuring the image of a double lion-headed mace presented in relief, dating to circa 2000- 1500 BC. The iconographic combination of a mace and lion heads might refer to the presence of the patron god of Babylonia, Marduk. With clippings to the edges, otherwise intact
Terracotta plaques of this kind, featuring religious images and deities’ representations, were mass-produced from moulds in the Old-Babylonian Dynasty. Numerous Old-Babylonian terracotta plaques have extensively been excavated in temples as well as household shrines in private homes. The depicted scenes and presented images include religious motifs and representations of rulers and gods.
This terracotta plaque comes with a note from Assyriologist Wilfred G. Lambert.
Measurement: 15cm length; 8cm width
Provence: Ex family collection, London Switzerland pre 1990 by descent.
- Old Babylonian
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 2000- 1500 BC
- Damage, See Photo