Babylonian Stone Pendant of Humbaba

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled Babylonian hardstone pendant of the demon Humbaba, guardian of the Forest of Cedars, who was beheaded by Enkidu and Gilgamesh, a tale recounted in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The pendant is carved from a glossy black hardstone and features the grimacing and grotesque face of the demon revealing his teeth. This piece features a suspension loop and a flat, unworked reverse.
Date: Circa 2nd-1st Millennium BC

Object Condition

Very fine, intact. Minor scratches on the back.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:2.4 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James