Human Figurine


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Nippur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B9451
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Nippur
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta
Iconography Winged Figure | Lyre

CBS Register: Terracotta figurine, fragment. Nude figure with wings and shawl thrown over left shoulder. Angel playing musical instrument.

PBS XVI: Winged Eros playing on a kithara. He holds the instrument in the left and a plectron in the right hand. His himation is thrown back over his shoulders, exposing his young round limbs. A stippled crown of leaves and berries is tied about his long locks, falling on the shoulders. A smile illuminates his face. The kithara has the classical form, two uprights and a cross piece over a sounding box. Strings are tied across the rough oval of the frame. Solid clay molded.

Credit Line Gift of Hermann V. Hilprecht, Babylonian Expedition to Nippur III, 1896
Other Number PBS XVI: 119 - Other Number | P264820 - CDLI Number

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