Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Iraq Expedition 24
III: Events
Professor Henri Frankfort and members of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Iraq expedition excavated these Sumerian statues now on exhibit at the Institute museum. The pieces were found at Tell Asmar and Khafaje (Diyālā river valley, east central Iraq). Four had been buried under the floor of the god Abu's shrine at Tell Asmar when it was renovated between 3,000 and 2,800 BCE. The largest figure (30 inches high) is from Khafaje and also was excavated in a shrine precinct.
Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954 | Sculpture, Sumerian | Tell Asmar (Deserted settlement) | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq | Art, Sumerian | Art, Sumerian
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Photographic prints; 17.3 x 22.5 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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