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Sumerian limestone head of an orant

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18856
Culture
: Ne-Mesopotamian
Period
: Early Dynastic II-III, 2800-2334 B.C.
Material
: Limestone
Dimensions
: Height: 9.3 cm
Price
: SOLD
Provenance
:

Coll. G.F.Reber (acquired 1928) ex Indjoudjian, Paris.

Conditions
:

Fragmentary head with inlaid eyes missing.


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Left half of a chubby face with large, almond shaped eye sockets, arched eyebrows, a short nose with wide nostrils and narrow lips with a restrained smile. Wavy hair that only leaves the earlobe free, with a narrow hairband.

This head belongs to the high quality sculpture of the early sumerian dynastyies.

Bibliography

Exhibited:

On loan, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, 1946-2006.

WOOLLEY C.L., Ur excavations, the royal cemetery, vol. II, pl. 121.

AMIET P., Art of the Ancient Near East, New York, 1980, figs. 32-43.

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