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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- relief -- animals -- lion


stone -- relief -- combat -- male versus animal


stone -- relief -- stela


stone -- relief -- king


front view
  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, fig. 18.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM23477


excavation number: W13913


provenience: Uruk

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: ca. 100

material: stone (basalt)

date: (ca. 3000 BC)

description:
stela fragment; relief carving shows two men wearing skirt and head band and four animals (lions); both men are killing lions, one using a spear, the other bow and arrow

status: seen in the Iraq Museum by McGuire Gibson (May 16, 2003)




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:14:58
created: May 6, 2003
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