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Catalogue texts for past Malter Galleries auctions.

95. Old Babylonia, c.1800 BC. A dark green serpentine amulet depicting  Lamashtu, who was an evil demon who devoured unborn and new born children. She had a hairy body, a lioness’ head with donkey’s teeth and ears, long fingers and fingernails and the feet of a bird with sharp talons. She is shown standing or kneeling on a donkey, nursing a pig and a dog, and holding snakes. Pregnant women often wore amulets of Pazuzu, the demon who fought against Lamashtu. The bottom half of the piece is missing and inscription is probably for protection or a magical formula, as the writing is hard to decipher. A rare and very nice piece. Dimensions: 5×4.5cm. See Gluck ‘The world of Persian Pottery’, no. 95. $500 – $750

5. Época Paleobabilónica, c.1800 BC.  Amuleto de serpentina verde oscuro con figura de la  Lamashtu,  una demonia devoradora de niños que también provocaba el aborto de las mujeres embarazadas.

She had a hairy body, a lioness’ head with donkey’s teeth and ears, long fingers and fingernails and the feet of a bird with sharp talons. She is shown standing or kneeling on a donkey, nursing a pig and a dog, and holding snakes.

Las mujeres embarazadas  llevaban también amuletos con la figura de Pazuzu, su esposo.

Falta la parte superior de la pieza .La inscripción, indescifrada, puede ser una fórmula de encantamiento contra esta demonia.

A rare and very nice piece. Dimensions: 5×4.5cm. See Gluck ‘The world of Persian Pottery’, no. 95. $500 – $750

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HISTORIA DE LAS RELIGIONES ANTIGUAS. PRÓXIMO ORIENTE. Vol I

Autora: Dra.Ana María Vázquez Hoys
Materia: Historia de las Religiones Antiguas
Editorial: Madrid 2006. Sanz y Torres
Nº págs: 655
ISBN: 84-96094596

Filed under: Arqueologia,ARTÍCULOS,General,MITOLOGÍA,R. Próximo Oriente,RELIGIONES ANTIGUAS

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