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Object Number:29-20-3
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Pre-Sargonic
Section:Near Eastern
Mollusk Shell
Iconography:Goat Head
Height: 22.3 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of H. V. Hilprecht and S. C. Hilprecht, 1925/1929


Copper, with stone and shell inlay

Copper, similar to 29-20-2, but larger, kept by H.V. Hilprecht. See description in EXCAVATIONS IN ASSYRIA AND BABYLONIA, p. 539: "A better preserved, larger head of the same animal (two thirds life size)." --not illustrated.

Museum Bulletin Vol. I, No. 1, Plate VIII


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 154View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Olbrantz, John, and Kawami, Trudy S. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections.. University of Washington Press. : Page/Fig./Plate: 162/47View Objects related to this

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