Lamashtu Plaque

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Rama
published on 21 May 2014

This plaque was used for protection against Lamashtu, a female demon or goddess who would imperil women during childbirth and even kidnap babies while breastfeeding. Neo-Assyrian, 10th-7th century BCE. Musee du Louvre, Paris

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