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Amulet

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Object Number:
B5916A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Nippur
Period:
Parthian
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Plaster
Iconography:
Human Head
Enkidu?
Description:
CBS Register: cast of a mask. stone-inlaid. Bull's ear. Enkidu? Parthian or Achaemenid Period? 18 mm.
PBS XVI: (published as B5916) Cast of a stone mask of Enkidu the bullman, with bull’s ears and crescent horns. It has much in common with the glazed mask above (B15461): inlaid eyes and eyebrows, pierced ears, straight cut forehead, probably surmounted by a separate piece, the crescent horns perhaps in a different material. Enkidu and Gilgamesh are traditional protectors of the gates of temples and places and perhaps also of the graves. Original missing.
Other Number:
PBS XVI: 191   -   Other Number

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