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Terracotta: AN1931.464

Object: Plaque fragment

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 5.5cm. W: 3.3cm.

Region: Sumer

Description: mouldmade; buff fabric; badly made; worn surface; upper part in low relief of a lahmu ("hairy"); figure; standing, naked; upper body full-face, lower in profile; bearded with long hair dressed in four or more large curls framing the face; with his right hand and his left, held across the upper body, he grasps a staff or spade vertically on the left, the top of which is broken off; a single ring remains on the outer side; plaque broken off at his knee level.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-2.