Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 32
III: Events
Household divinity seated on a simple throne, 1800 BCE, the accoutrement held in his left hand is lost. A joint University of Chicago-University of Pennsylvania expedition to the city of Nippur in Iraq found the figure broken in pieces in a chapel within the living quarters of scribes. It was painted red save for a black beard.
Gods--Iraq | Scribes (People) | Sculpture, Ancient--Iraq | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 24.0 x 16.0 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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