c. 700 BC
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.
Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890, 1990
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