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Object Number:65-31-368
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Hasanlu
Period: Hasanlu Period IV
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Musician
Cymbal
Credit Line:The Hasanlu Project; Robert H. Dyson Jr., 1964
Other Number:HAS64-903 - Field No SF

Description

Ivory, relief of cymbal player

Muscarella Publication: "Á fragmentary figure carved at the front only; the back is flat with two dowel holes. Missing are the top of the head, the right side, and the lower part of the body. the face is badly damaged,preserving only the eye sockets and one eyebrow in relief; a beard seems evident. Thick herringbone-pattern hair falls to the shoulder; ears are not depicted. The figure holds a round object against his body - a shield/tambourine? The garment is V-necked, decorated by a band of reciprocal triangles, with a short sleeve bordered by rosettes. Multiple plain bracelets are worn in the wrist of the foreshortened arm.

Bibliography:

[Book] Muscarella, Oscar W. 1980. The Catalogue of Ivories from Hasanlu, Iran.. The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64/130View Objects related to this reference

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