Sumerian statuette by Unknown Artist

Statue of a woman in grey marble from the late Sumerian period.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£400 ( Total: £400)
Acquired in:
1924
Vendor:
Dr Herzfeld

Eyes and eyebrows originally inlaid, probably with lapis lazuli and shell. The dress is the kaunakes or fringed garment. It is missing the feet and the eyes are empty.

Provenance

Probably from a city in Northern Babylonia. Bought in Baghdad by Dr Herzfeld.

Venue details

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

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