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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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bronze / copper -- sculpture -- human -- male -- head only
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  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, pl. XXII.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM11331


excavation number: -


provenience: Nineveh

dimension(s) (in cm):
36.6 (top to lower end of beard)

material: copper/bronze (cast)

date: -

description:
head of a statue(?); bearded; hair: braided, two pigtails tied together in front, 'bun' in back ('royal' hairdo', cp. "gold helmet of Meskalamdug); eyes gauged out (originally inlaid)

status: according to Dr. Donny George accounted in vault of National Bank




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:25
created: May 6, 2003
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