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Unknown, Mesopotamian

Worshipper Bearing an Animal Offering, 20th century BCE - 19th century BCE
2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 13/16 in. (7.5 x 5.8 x 2.1 cm), overall

R.T. Miller Fund,  45.60

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The worshipper carrying a sacrificial lamb to the altar was an ancient religious motif which survived in early Christian art in representations of the Good Shepherd.  Perhaps this mold-made plaque was used as a token for service rendered in the temple.

[Gallery label text, 1995]