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Terracotta: AN1931.169

Object: Plaque with a "shrouded god" in relief

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 9.9cm. W: 7cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (K.1287: Tell Ingharra, trench C-10 at 4 metres depth where the surface of the tell is 7 metres above plain level)

Description: mouldmade; baked; cream slip on pinkish-buff fabric; broken off at waist level; single pair of horns on a horned crown with broad headband incised in squares; well modelled eyes, ears, nose and mouth; square beard with incised wavy lines; each arm, with a bracelet, bent at the elbow grasping the handle of a lion-headed sceptre (facing outwards); against his upper body on each side.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 91

Follow this link to the Akkadian to Old Babylonian Periods in Babylonia Chapter of the Catalogue Part 1

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