University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B9476
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Assyrian
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Date Made: c. 700 BC
Early Date: -750
Late Date: -650
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Plaster
Iconography:Bearded Man
Male Head
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890, 1990
Other NumberPBS XVI: 218 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Cast. terracotta figurine, fragment. head of a bearded man. c. 700 BC (Assyrian style). Original in Constantinople.
PBS XVI: Head of a bearded god wearing the divine horns. Hair, beard, whiskers are trimmed, waved and curled in the best Assyrian style of BC700. The moustache hangs in two carefully waxed curls. The underlip is clean shaven. Prominent eyebrows meet over the nose. The large almond eyes have the quiet wistfulness of the god Nabu and his placid smile plays about the lips. “Above all gods, trust Nabu;” so says the text engraved on the statue of the same god. Massive clay moulded. Cast of an original in Constantinople.


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