A SUMERIAN GYPSUM STANDING WORSHIPPER EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C.


A SUMERIAN GYPSUM STANDING WORSHIPPER EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C. Standing with his elbows bent acutely, his hands clasped in prayer around a small vessel before his bare chest, the nipples incised, wearing a long belted skirt, the hem with a row of tufted fringe, the bare feet positioned close together on an integral oval plinth, with characteristic prominent nose, a small mouth, and eyes hollowed for now-missing inlays, the eyebrows incised and perhaps also once inlaid, with a long rectangular plaited beard, his hair similarly plaited 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high

Provenance

Dr. Paul Dumas (1910-2005), Montreal, 1950s.

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