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stone -- sculpture -- human -- male -- standing


front-to side view
  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, fig. 60.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM19655


excavation number: Kh. IV 261


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 29

material: stone (gypsum stone)

date: (ca. 2400 BC)

description:
statue; male, bald, beardless, bare-chested, wearing flounced skirt; hands folded; eyes inlaid (shell), hair and beard painted with bitumen; standing on base, feet are raised against a back panel but not fully sculpted in the round

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:16
created: May 6, 2003
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