Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Iraq Expedition 30
III: Events
Professor Henri Frankfort and members of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Iraq expedition excavated these Sumerian statues, which will be exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair. The pieces were found at Tell Asmar and Khafeje (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 | Exhibitions (Events) | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934): Chicago, Illinois)
Kaufmann & Fabry Company
Photographic prints; 19.0 x 24.0 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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