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Uruk (Early Sumerian period) : Vase with sculptured decoration

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Title: Uruk (Early Sumerian period) : Vase with sculptured decoration
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: The vase is entirely covered with figures carved in the round, probably served as a kind of stand. We meet here for the first time the naked hero guarding cattle, who later becomes very important, especially in the Early Dynastic band of figures. -- Limestone, 12.7 x 7.9 cm (British Museum).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4106


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