Babylonian gold necklace and beads
These pieces of jewellery show the finest craftmenship in the ancient Middle East. The symbols all represent gods.
The female figurines are protective deities; the goddess Lama. The disk represents the sungod Shamash and the disk with the lightening bolts are for the stormgod Adad.
Found in the Middle East
Old Babylonian Period, 18 - 17th century B.C.
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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