A sun baked head clay of a nobleman in profile

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A sun baked head clay of a nobleman in profile.
Stock Number:
08818
$ 5950.00

Description

A sun baked clay head of a nobleman in profile.
Flat-backed form, the facial features with exaggerated, raised cheekbone and the hairstyle suggested by sweeping, parallel striations.
Most probably part of a larger figure which would have been an inlaid architectural decoration.
Surface with pitting and magnesium growth evident; no repair or restoration.
Accompanied by a custom display stand.

cf Parrot, Sumer, plate 50.

 Ex. Dr.Harley Baxter Collection.

Origin:

Akkadian period, circa 2340-2150 B.C. Mesopotamia

Dimensions:

16.5 x 12.7 cm