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Uruk (Early Sumerian III period) : Head of woman found in northwest enclosure of E-anna precinct in a pit

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Title: Uruk (Early Sumerian III period) : Head of woman found in northwest enclosure of E-anna precinct in a pit
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: It is uncertain whether this head, thrown into a pit, belonged to a statue or to a relief composed of several parts. The back is flat, with four holes drilled into it to fasten it to a background. Eyes, eyebrows and perhaps parting were filled in with coloured material. The hair may have been covered with precious metal. Two holes above and below each ear would then have served as points of attachment. The work may lose some of its undoubted aesthetic charm if restored with a prominent nose. -- White marble, 20.1 cm high (Iraq Museum).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201404
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4109

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