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Plaque depicting the head of the giant demon Humbaba, the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Lebanon, identified by his wrinkled, grotesque face

UnknownOld Babylonian Period, first half of the 2nd millennium BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Credit: Purchase, Abraham Bromberg FundBequest of Joseph Ternbach, New York, to the American Friends of the Israel Museum

Details

  • Title: Plaque depicting the head of the giant demon Humbaba, the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Lebanon, identified by his wrinkled, grotesque face
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Old Babylonian Period, first half of the 2nd millennium BCE
  • Location: Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq)
  • Type: Plaque
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Meidad Suchowolski
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Clay
  • Dimensions: H. 9 cm
  • Curator: Peri, Laura A.

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