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stone -- relief -- mythological creature -- dragon


stone -- sculpture -- mythological creature -- dragon
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  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, fig. 121a.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM15734


excavation number: As. 32:350


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 10; width: 14.6

material: alabaster

date: (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
two-sided relief; front: bearded central figure with scaled body sitting on dragon (seen on reverse) + four people standing; reverse: dragon with person crouching before it, one behind it

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:26
created: May 6, 2003
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