Marble Head, Iraq

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by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the the Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
published on 22 September 2012

A marble head of a figurine from Iraq, 3rd Millennium BCE. (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology).



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  • Chris Greenwald wrote on 26 September 2012 at 23:21:

    Yes thank you for sharing the piece is very striking. The eyes I just cannot get over them. I wish the piece was intact as I'm sure we are missing an emotion the artist was trying to convey with eyes like that.

  • Mark Cartwright wrote on 26 September 2012 at 20:35:

    I'm afraid there is no more information on this piece (or any I could find anyway) but it seemed a shame not to include such a striking image just because we don't know very much about the object. After all, after 5000 years, it's amazing this head has survived at all.

  • Chris Greenwald wrote on 26 September 2012 at 19:42:

    Pictures are great. A few words would be better.

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