Pazuzu at the Louvre

leading from

The demon-god Pazuzu, an Akkadian-Sumerian evil spirit. An 
inscription says: "I am Pazuzu, king of evil spirits and of the 
winds which come raging down from the mountains..." This 
figurine, hung around the neck of a sick person, was supposed to 
drive sickness away. 
H:15 cm, MNB 467
Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France

No comments:

Post a Comment