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Fara-Ur I period : Votive plaques, c. 2900-2460 BC

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dc.contributor.authorParrot, Andre
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialMesopotamia (Khafajah, Iraq
dc.coverage.spatialTell Telloh, Iraq
dc.coverage.spatialTell al-'Ubaid, Iraq)
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:53:25Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:53:25Z
dc.date.created1960
dc.identifierANUA 682-4126
dc.identifier.otherWA-42
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/201421
dc.descriptionKhafaje votive plaque (above) showing banquet scene with man & woman as guests of honour
dc.descriptionthe middle band shows preparations for banquet
dc.descriptionand below is a chariot
dc.descriptionsome say such scenes represent the New Year's celebrations, when "sacred marriage" rites were performed to ensure fertility of the soil. Telloh plaque, partly mythological, shows a naked celebrant ofering libation to the goddess of the mountain. Al-'Ubaid plaque shows human-headed bull attacked by a lion-headed eagle, typical of four types of figures (grouped in pairs) - man and bull, eagle & lion - who play major roles in this art.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectMesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period
dc.subjectsculpture
dc.subjectstone
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleFara-Ur I period : Votive plaques, c. 2900-2460 BC
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource : Andre Parrot, Sumer, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1960, pp. 132-3, Illustration 161
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:53:25Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
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