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Sculpture in the round - Statues

Alabaster statue of a Mari woman with eyes inlaid with shell and blue stone (lapis lazuli), Mari, ca. 2350 BC, 36 cm.

Alabaster statue of a Mari woman with eyes inlaid with shell and blue stone (lapis lazuli), Mari, ca. 2350 BC, 36 cm.

© National Museum of Damascus / Sophie Cluzan
Alabaster statue of a Mari man with eyes inlaid with shell and blue stone (lapis lazuli), Mari, ca. 2400 BC, 40 cm.

Alabaster statue of a Mari man with eyes inlaid with shell and blue stone (lapis lazuli), Mari, ca. 2400 BC, 40 cm.

© National Museum of Damascus / Sophie Cluzan
Ivory statue of “The Tambourine Player”, Ugarit, Late Bronze Age (1550 - 1200 BC), 5 cm.

Ivory statue of “The Tambourine Player”, Ugarit, Late Bronze Age (1550 - 1200 BC), 5 cm.

©Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus

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Material
Wood | Stone | Metals
Type
Sculptures | Architectural elements | Portrait
Details
Stone (gypsum, basalt, alabaster), wood and metal (gold, silver). Women with hats or elaborate headdresses. Men are typically bald and/or bearded. Clothing may be plain, layered or wavy. Long skirts or dresses with one shoulder bare. May have eyes inlaid with lapis lazuli and/or inscriptions on the back. Height: 10-120 cm.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Syria
Period
Prehistory to Islamic era (6th millennium BC - 15th century AD)