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Figural sculpture - Sculpture in the round, Stone votive statues

Alabaster votive statue, Ashur, 2400 BC, H 46 cm.

Alabaster votive statue, Ashur, 2400 BC, H 46 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer

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Material
Marble | Stone | Gypsum | Limestone
Type
Sculptures | Statues
Details
Stone (gypsum, limestone, marble) votive statues: |  | Ancient Mesopotamia: Figures with skirts or dresses with one shoulder bare; hands clasped at the chest or waist, or holding cups or branches. Inlaid or painted eyes, eyebrows and hair. Bearded and bald or long-haired men; women with headdresses or with hair in heavy coils, braids or chignons. Height: 15-60 cm. |  | Classical Antiquity: Figures wearing trousers or long robes (caftans) and jewellery. May have inscribed bases.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
3000 BC - AD 632