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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