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Object Number:65-31-478
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Hasanlu
Period: Hasanlu Period IV
Date Made: 1000-800 BC
Early Date: -1000
Late Date: -800
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Human Head
Credit Line:The Hasanlu Project; Robert H. Dyson Jr., 1964

Description

Small fragment showing stylized human head with erect fan like hair, heard lozenge-shaped eye; nose and mouth broken away.

Muscarella Publication: "Apparently a fragment of a head, left. Extant are a lozenge eye surrounded by thick radiating lines that might be hair, and typically thick lips; hair seems also to fall behind the head. This could be a mythical creature; it does not resemble any human head in the repertory."

Bibliography:

[Book] Muscarella, Oscar W. 1980. The Catalogue of Ivories from Hasanlu, Iran.. The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56/121View Objects related to this reference

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