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Mesopotamian Stone Amulet of an Animal Head - PF.1954
Origin: Northern Syria
Circa: 3000 BC to 2000 BC
Dimensions: .625" (1.6cm) high x .5" (1.3cm) wide x .875" (2.2cm) depth
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Stone

Location: United States
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For thousands of years, in every part of the world, mankind has worn talismans and amulets as protection against evil and to bring good luck. Such tokens might invoke the blessings of the gods, or cast a magic spell around the wearer. This bold, abstract charm represents the head of an animal, perhaps a bull, or even a panther. It was likely intended to bring the power, strength and grace of the animal to the wearer. The passage of time has not dimmed its appeal, nor its aura of mysterious magic. - (PF.1954)


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