Sumerian and Babylonian Sculpture by Various artists

Collection of six pieces of Sumerian and Babylonian sculpture from an early prehistoric period down to about 1900 BC.


Details

Medium:
Bronze; clay; chlorite
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1936
Vendor:
Mme Luiz de Sousa Barbosa

1) Iranian chlorite basin decorated with mythological scenes in relief including the figure of a man taming two spotted snakes, 11.4 x 17.8cm (main illustration); 2) Open bowl of steatite; 3) Copper/bronze figure of naked woman; 4) Copper/bronze goat; 5) Clay plaque with lion; 6) Clay plaque of a hunter and a monkey in a tree.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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