Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 16
III: Events
Sumerian worshiper statue from the early dynastic temple dedicated to Inanna, the goddess of love and war at the city of Nippur in Iraq. Discovered by a joint archaeological expedition of the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, the statue (18 in.) contains a long, but poorly preserved inscription on its back that may record gifts of land to the temple by the person whose image this was.
Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Statues--Iraq | Sumerian language--Inscriptions | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 16.5 x 11.7 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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