Sumerian trough by Unknown Artist

Discovered at Warka (Erech), originally used for the sacred flocks of the temple.

Details

Medium:
Alabastrine limestone
Dimensions:
96 x 35 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£600 ( Total: £600)
Acquired in:
1928
Vendor:
Major V E Mocatta

The trough is decorated with reliefs of sheep.

Venue details

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

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