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Mari (Fara-Ur I period), Temple of Ishtar : Seated statuette of the singer, Urnanshe, c. 2900-2460 BC

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Title: Mari (Fara-Ur I period), Temple of Ishtar : Seated statuette of the singer, Urnanshe, c. 2900-2460 BC
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: Urnanshe, singer to King Iblulil of Mari, dedicated his stat. to goddess Ishtar. He sits on a cushion with crossed legs. His hair falls down his back, as seen already on the singer from the "Standard of Ur", top of "Peace side". A second, very fragmentary work shows Urnanshe with a string instrument. Like other dedicators, the musician let himself be portrayed in his role at the religious ceremonies as an eternal sign of his divine service. -- Gypseous stone, eyeballs inlaid in sehll and lapis lazuli, hair blackened, h : 26 cm (Damascus Museum).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201449
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4153

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