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  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, fig. 53.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM19752


excavation number: As. 33:446


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 72

material: stone (veined gypsum); hair and beard colored with bitumen

date: (ca. 2600 BC)

description:
statue; male, bearded, long hair, bare-chested, wearing flounced skirt; hands folded, holding vessel; eyes inlaid (shell, black limestone), hair and beard painted with bitumen; standing on base with relief decorationon front of base antithetical group of two reclining gazelles with plants across background; between them a bird with spread wings.

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:13
created: May 6, 2003
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