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

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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