University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B12301
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Plaster
Iconography:Bel
Height: 12.2cm
Width: 5.1cm
Depth: 3.4cm
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur, 1900
Other NumberPBS XVI: 159 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Cast. terracotta figurine, fragment. Bel with flat headdress.
PBS XVI: Standing male figure armed with club and scimitar. Primitive type modelled by hand. Turban, beard, arms and weapons are attached separately. The nose is pinched. The arms are pellets. More pellets, now missing, decorated the turban. The long beard has incised markings to imitate the hair…
It is hard to decide whether the armed hero is really a god. He does not wear the mitre with the divine horns, a traditional attribute of the gods.
Cast of an original in Constantinople.


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