Standing male worshipper, 2750–2600 B.C.; Early Dynastic period II; Sumerian style

Babylonian Kudurru, land grant, 16-17th BCE, Mesopotamia

An inscribed basalt block describing the restoration of Babylon in 670 BC. By the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (681-669 BC).

Cabeza de un gobernante [Irán o Mesopotamia] (47.100.80) | Heilbrunn Cronología de Historia del Arte | El Museo Metropolitano de Arte

Headdress with leaf-shaped ornaments, 2600–2500 b.c.; Early Dynastic period IIIa; Sumerian style Excavated at "King's Grave," Ur, Mesopotamia Gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian

Striding horned demon [Mesopotamia or Iran] (2007.280) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plaque with horned lion-griffins, Achaemenid, circa 6th-4th BC, Iran.

Isis and Horus

Winged human-headed bull (Lamassu) Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq

Female head with rosette diadems Neo-assyrian,ca 8th-7th cent.BC Mesopotamia-Nimrud,ancient Kalhu ivory bone Metropolitan Museum of Art NY

One of the World's oldest known statue at 13,500 year old* “Balıklıgöl Statue” in the Urfa Museum is a two-meter high statue of a male which was discovered in Balıklıgöl, Turkey in 1993. The statue is made of limestone and the eyes are carved out of obsidian.

A Sumerian Copper Figure of a Deity, Uruk IV ca 3300-3100 BC Metropolitan Museum

Bull’s head ornament for a lyre made of bronze with shell and lapis lazuli. From Ur’s Early Dynastic III Era (2600-2350 BC) in Mesopotamia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

Devotional Statue Dating back to 2600 B.C.E. of what scholars believe is a married couple. The gypsum statue was found buried beneath the floor of a shrine at Nippur in Iraq and measures 3 1/2 inches wide at the bottom. The couple originally had feet, and the figures have eyes made of shell and lapis lazuli set in bitumen, a natural cemenlike substance.

The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue depicting an anthropomorphic lioness. The statue was found near Baghdad, Iraq


Sumerians were skirts that could be made of feathers, leaves, sheep skin... called kanaukes. The kanaukes also had a tail, and sometimes fringe in the bottom. The sumerians also cared about beard and hair styling.

Akkadian sculpture, Mesopotamia, 2350 to 2000 BCE

Three female figures [Mycenaean] (35.11.16-.18) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Stele of Naram, from the Ancient Akkadian Empire, 2250 BC