Cast (Plaster): AN1930.771
Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period
Dimensions: H: 15cm.
Find Spot: Kish, (V.894 from trench C-3 at 3 metres depth)
Description: (the original is in the National Museum of Antiquities in Baghdad (IM8992)); "this head was made to join the body by a socket and was attached to the trunk. The black colour on a ochre yellow base indicates a long black beard, a small space of hair left to grow on the top of the head, and combed flat; the eyebrows and lashes and the pupils are also black" (Watelin 1934, 46, pl. XXX). The ears and nose were damaged when found.
Reference: Moorey (2004) 71
Follow this link to the Early Dynastic Period in Sumer Chapter of the Catalogue