Object: Circular, disk-like face of Humbaba (Huwawa)
Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period
Dimensions: 9.4 x 8.6cm.
Find Spot: Kish, (V.871: Tell Ingharra: trench C-5 at 1 metre depth)
Description: mouldmade; baked; red slip on buff fabric; lower left cheek and nose-tip missing; hollow back; pierced on each side between the eye and the ear; the eyes, ears, nose and chin are naturalistically modelled; but the eyebrows end in curls, the mouth gapes wide and a band of lines sweeps from the eyes across the cheeks to end in curls on either side of the chin suggesting a grotesque blend of wrinkles and hair.