University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B12302
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Nippur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Plaster
Iconography:Bel
Height: 8.3cm
Width: 5.8cm
Depth: 4.4cm
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur, 1900
Other NumberPBS XVI: 160 - Other Number

Description

CBS Register: Cast. terracotta figurine, fragment. Bel with pointed headdress.
PBS XVI: Standing male figure armed with the scimitar. There was probably a club in the empty left hand. Primitive and hand-modelled. The pellet eyes, beard, arms, band across the chest and weapons are separate pieces attached. Fingers and bracelets are incised. So are the fringes of the shawl and the hair tied in a knot—unless this is intended as a woolen cap. The figure perhaps represents el-Enlil, but obviously wears no horned mitre.
Cast of an original in Constantinople.


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