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From the Women's Room - An Amulet against Lamashtu

March 15, 1995-May 28, 1995
Location: Neighboring Cultures Hall, Bronfman Archaeology Wing
Media: Limestone amulet
From the Women's Room - An Amulet against Lamashtu: Limestone, Mesopotamia, 900-500 BCE. Lamashtu, a vicious female-demon of ancient Mesopotamian lore, was said to cause miscarriages, "child-bewd fever," and infant death.