From: Iraq | Nippur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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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?

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.

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900
Other Number PBS XVI: 191 - Other Number | 5916 - Field Number

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