From: Iraq | Al 'Ubaid

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B15891
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Al 'Ubaid
Section Near Eastern
Materials Copper
Iconography Bull

CBS Register: Copper relief--crouched copper bull from Temple of Nin Harsag.

According to Publication in 1927:

"TO.266.Bull relief with head to the right; only the upper part of the body is at all well preserved, with the head; the lower part has been crushed up together by the weight of the falling wall. When found this relief was joined up in one strip with Nos. TO. 267 [B15892] and 268 [in British Museum], in that order, TO. 266 being in front; the figures were upside down and on a slant with the feet uppermost: all had suffered similar damage. The strip had to be cut into three for purposes of removal. By this was a piece of plain copper frieze 0.50m. long. Height 0.23m, present lenght of fragment 0.70m."

According to Research in 2001:

Still a full relief; bottom being heavily restored. Approximately 69cm in length.

Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Al'Ubaid, Iraq, 1924
Other Number TO.266 - Field No SF | P269950 - CDLI Number

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