Figure of bearded warrior carrying a spear probably of a lahmu

Details

  • Title

    Figure of bearded warrior carrying a spear probably of a lahmu

  • Associated place

    Nimrud (ND 3526, Burnt Palace) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, wax, mould-made, and with traces of black paint

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    13.9 cm (height)
    3.8 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Allocated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1954.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1954.730

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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade; sundried brown clay; traces of black paint on the surface; heavily restored since excavation; wearing stylized hair or heavy wig and an ankle-length garment; originally holding a spear in front of his body with arms bent and right hand grasping shaft above left hand at waist level; cut off along the base-line of the garment.

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 186, p.133, illus. p.133

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