University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 64-11-14
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Rimah
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Man
Height: 18.5cm
Width: 11.6cm
Depth: 10cm
Credit Line:Tell al-Rimah Expedition; Theresa Howard Carter, 1964

Description

Lithic limestone seated male; crudely cut from cube of stone, material inadequate for detailed refinements; face a plane surface slanted back at top, eyes suggested by small round indentations; shell inherent in stone evident at nose bridge, nose a triangular ridge toward chin where it is transformed to vague beard; ears: rough gouges on each side of head which is simian in form and sits directly on shoulders; Shoulders square; arms originate at back; they then apparently are brought across the sides and hands are intended to be at the front; groove runs across front roughly at the waistline and merges into stone laterally; sides plain surfaces; base plain cube.


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