Mari (Fara-Ur I period), Temple of Ishtar : Seated statuette of woman in "polos", c. 2900-2460 BC

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Parrot, Andre
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham

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The headdress of this statuette, recalling a polos, is so far known only from the region of Mari and seems to have been native there. The same holds for the long loose outer garment, which covers also the head. The right side is badly damaged, inlays have disappeared. See also : Eva Strommenger, The Art of Mesopotamia, translated by Christina Haglund, London, Thames & Hudson, 1964, Illustration 95 (left) -- h : 26.2 cm (Damascus Museum).

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Mesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period, sculpture, stone, book scan

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1960

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