Head of a female worshipper

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Early Dynastic Period
2900–2334 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11 x 9.5 cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.600

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of a limestone statuette of a female worshipper wearing a turban (turban has been reworked). The eyes and eyebrows were originally inlaid. Part of an inscription is preserved on the right shoulder. Prominent citizens deposited figures, standing or seated with hands clasped, in temples as effigies of themselves in an attitude of permanent devotion to the deity.

Provenance

By 1970: collection of Mrs. Gallatin Cobb; December 15, 1970, given to the MFA by Mrs. Gallatin Cobb

(Accession date: December 15, 1970.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Gallatin Cobb