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bronze / copper -- sculpture -- human -- male -- sitting
more images:
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museum case after looting
inscription on base



drawing: reconstruction
  • bibliography and image source: Ayish, Abdul Hadi: "Bassetki Statue with an Old Akkadian Inscription of Naram-Sin of Akkade (2291-2255 B.C.)". Sumer 32. Baghdad: Directorate General of Antiquities,
  • copyright for image:  Directorate General of Antiquities, Iraq
• museum number: IM77823


excavation number: -


provenience: Bassetki (Dohuk Province)

dimension(s) (in cm):
diam. of base: 67; height of trunk: 25; height of body: 18

material: copper (cast, lost mould)

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
lower part of seated nude male figure, wearing belt around waist; legs twisted sideways; round base with inscription dating to Naramsin of Akkade

status: stolen during museum looting; recovered in November 2003




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:03
created: February 15, 2005
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