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Cast

Object Number:84-38-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Khafaje
Maker: Janet Monge
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Limestone (uncertain)
Alabaster (uncertain)
Plaster
Iconography:Equid
Vehicle
Banquet
Musician
Lyre
Credit Line:Commissioned from the Museum Casting Program from original cast lent by Oriental Institute, 1984
Other Number:C482 - Other Number

Description

Plaster cast of limestone/alabaster original. Sterotypical composition in 3 registers: Bottom: Wheeled vehicle drawn by equids; Middle: Food bearers with jar; Man herding horned animal; Upper: Banquet with musician / lyre player, 3 attendants and seated man. Socket-like hole in center of middle register. Original incomplete (lower pr corner missing), restored from 3 fragments. Made by Museum Casting Program (Janet Monge) from original OI cast.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Man and Animals: Living, Working and Changing Together (04 Oct 1984 - 30 Mar 1985) 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

Bibliography:

[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1944. "Khafaje and Tell Asmar". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 3-4. pg. 44-47 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 47, fig. 34View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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