A Sumerian Copper Figure of a Deity, Uruk IV, circa 3300-3100 B.C.


A Sumerian Copper Figure of a Deity, Uruk IV, circa 3300-3100 B.C.

seated on the ground with his legs folded assymetrically beneath him, and holding his clasped hands on his left thigh, his powerful body with narrow waist, deep chest, and broad shoulders, and wearing a belt, bracelet on the left wrist, and remains of ornaments on the shoulders, his face with long spade-shaped beard, smiling mouth, prominent aquiline nose, and wide-set eyes recessed for inlay, the long wavy hair falling over his shoulders in back, and in front of his ears and onto his chest in front, and crowned by a cylindrical diadem supporting a high flaring vessel with remains of sunk relief decoration.   Height 6 3/4 in. 17.2 cm.

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