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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- relief -- gods -- Inanna/Ishtar


stone -- relief -- animals -- ram


stone -- relief -- plants


stone -- relief -- human -- male


stone -- relief -- vase


stone -- vessel -- gods -- Inanna/Ishtar


stone -- vessel -- animals -- ram


stone -- vessel -- plants


stone -- vessel -- human -- male


stone -- vessel -- vase
more images:
side view
Warka Vase as recovered (6/12/03)
close-up: top register
close-up: top register
close-up: lower registers



broken-off foot of vase, tossed over
  • bibliography and image source: Farchakh, Joanne: (photo taken in Iraq Museum in May 2003).
• museum number: IM19606


excavation number: W14873


provenience: Uruk

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: ca. 105; upper diam.: 36

material: stone (alabaster)

date: (ca. 3000 BC)

description:
vase, relief decoration in four registers, showing (bottom to top) rows of plants, sheep (make and female), nude males carrying baskets or jars, and a cultic scene, in which the ruler of city of Uruk delivers provisions to the temple of the goddess Inanna, represented here by two reed bundle standarts--symbols of the goddess--and a woman, probably her priestess ); rim broken; repair piece inserted in antiquity (holes drilled for repair)

status: stolen in April 2003, returned to museum in June 2003.




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:14:59
created: May 6, 2003
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