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  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Sculpture of the Third Millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafajah. Oriental Institute Publications 44. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pl. 62a.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM19774


excavation number: As. 33:307


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5

material: Limestone, with bitumen inlays.

date: Early Dynastic III (ca. 2400 BC)

description:
Female head. Strip of mother-of-pearl in parting of hair; eyes lost. Bitumen on fringe of hair; hair at back of head modeled in bitumen

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:52
created: August 28, 2004
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