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Lot 0713
10th-6th century BC. A substantial pendant of Pazuzu with pierced lug above the head; the figure with the body of a man, the head of a lion, short wings to the shoulders, stub tail to the reverse; discoid base. 170 grams, 91mm (3 3/4"). Property of a North London collector; acquired in the 1970s. Pazuzu was the chief demon of the wind, son of the god Hanbi. He brought storms and drought. Pazuzu was invoked through amulets which would scare off the malicious goddess Lamashtu, who could harm mother and baby during childbirth.


Fine condition.

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Babylonian Pazuzu God Statuette

Estimate £1,200 - £1,700Feb 21, 2018