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Object Number:B9451
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Winged Figure
Credit Line:Gift of Hermann V. Hilprecht, Babylonian Expedition to Nippur III, 1896
Other Number:PBS XVI: 119 - Other Number
P264820 - CDLI Number


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.

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[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1930. Terra-Cottas from Nippur.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. ed. Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XVI. pg. 1-52, 445 plates Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Polin, Claire C. 07 Apr 1954. Gifts of Jubal: Musical Instruments from the Ancient East.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: figure XView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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