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Cast (Plaster): AN1930.771

Object: Cast

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 15cm.

Region: Sumer

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: ANET-21Bronze1MesI-Catalogue.