Object: Bearded male figurine of the "spearman" type, probably representing a "lahmu"
Period: Bronze Age: Neo-Assyrian Period
Dimensions: H: 13.9cm. W: 3.8cm.
Find Spot: Nimrud, (ND 3526: "Burnt Palace" as no. 185)
Description: mouldmade; sundried brown clay; traces of black paint on the surface; heavily restored since excavation; wearing stylized hair or heavy wig and an ankle-length garment; originally holding a spear in front of his body with arms bent and right hand grasping shaft above left hand at waist level; cut off along the base-line of the garment.
Reference: Moorey (2004) 186
Follow this link to the Neo-Assyrian Period in Northern Iraq Chapter of the Catalogue