Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Nippur Expedition 18
III: Events
Babylonian bird goddess at prayer before a divinity (broken section of plaque) is one of the discoveries of the joint archaeological expedition of the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania at the city of Nippur in Iraq. An example of the artistic achievement of the first dynasty (late 18th century BCE), the taloned goddess is pictured on a mold-made plaque of baked clay, her wings and horned headdress painted a rich red.
Goddesses-Iraq | Nippur (Extinct city)--Antiquities | Plaques (Flat objects) | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 16.2 x 11.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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