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Bronze head of Pazuzu, Mesopotamia (probably from Nimrud). 900-612 B.C. | Room 56 of the British Museum

Bronze head of Pazuzu, Mesopotamia (probably from Nimrud), BC, now in the room 56 of the British Museum.

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Hair comb/ornament 2600 BC Early Dynastic III From the Royal Cemetery at Ur (Source: The British Museum)

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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Royal Ontario Museum

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Statuettes d'hommes barbus, nus représentant peut-être le roi-prêtre Epoque d'Uruk, vers 3300 avant J.-C. Le Louvre Oriental

Statuettes d'hommes barbus, nus représentant peut-être le roi-prêtre Epoque d'Uruk, vers 3300 avant J.-C. Le Louvre Oriental

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Statue of King Ashurnasirpal II, from Nimrud, Temple of Ishtar, BCE. A rare surviving example of an Assyrian sculpture in the round. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

This sitting priest has his hands clasped in an attitude of prayer. He is wearing a typical woven robe and is naked above the waist. (Typical for this kind of statues). He is wearing a long heavy beard, the eyes and eyebrows are emphasized with bleu glazed colored inlay.   Origin: Mari Syria Date: 3000 BC to 2500 BC.

This sitting priest has his hands clasped in an attitude of prayer. He is wearing a typical woven robe and is naked above the waist. (Typical for this kind of statues). He is wearing a long heavy beard, the eyes and eyebrows are emphasized with bleu glazed colored inlay. Origin: Mari Syria Date: 3000 BC to 2500 BC.

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Neo-Sumerian Statuette of an Androcephalous Bull, C. 2350-2000 BC

Neo-Sumerian Statuette of an Androcephalous Bull, C. BC Made of Chlorite with inlays (now mostly missing) Images of human-headed bulls are found throughout Mesopotamian history.

Lower Mesopotamia, Iraq, Head of a King of the Ur, third dynasty, circa 2100–2000 B.C., from Uruk, limestone 3rd Millennium B.C., National Iraq Museum (Archaeological Museum), Sumerian art

Lower Mesopotamia, Iraq, Head of a King of the Ur, third dynasty, circa 2100–2000 B.C., from Uruk, limestone 3rd Millennium B.C., National Iraq Museum (Archaeological Museum), Sumerian art

Head of a ram [Mesopotamia] (1981.53) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head of a ram, b. Late Uruk period Mesopotamia Ceramic, paint 5 in. cm) Purchase, James N. Spear Gift, 1981 On view: Gallery 402 Last Updated January 2013

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