Akkadian Stone Head of A King Worshipper


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Object Description

A finely scuplted Akkadian stone head fragment of a king worshipper, most likely belonging to the Mari culture, dating to the Early Dynastic Period, circa 2900-2330 BC. Facial features are carefully rendered in an idealised naturalistic style. The face features a single almond-shaped eye, an arched eyebrow and a high, prominent nose. The figure’s full beard is sculpted with raised strands, terminating into a curved end, framed by a wide raised band. Such rendering of the beard is typical of kings’ beards, as seen on monumental reliefs of the same period.

Date: Circa 2900-2330 BC

Period: The Early Dynastic Period

Object History

Ex family collection, London. By descent, pre

Object Condition

Fragment of a complete piece. Otherwise intact and in fine condition. The piece has been mounted on a custom made stand, ideal for display.

Object Details

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    H:9 centimeters

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St James's Ancient Art
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