Votive head of a woman or goddess
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Isin-Larsa or Old Babylonian Period
Height x width: 23.5 x 16 cm (9 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
Out On Loan
Terracotta head of a woman on a short, circular pedestal. The unusual form of the base suggests that it originally rested on a platform within a shrine. It was probably dedicated at a shrine to the healing goddess Gula at Isin during the transition to the Old Babylonian era.
By 1972: with Nicolaos Koutoulakis, Geneva; 1972: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Koutolakis, 13 September 1972.
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund