A Mesopotamian earthenware relief-plaque depicting the grimacing face of male figure. He is portrayed with big eyes, large nose and lips pulled back in a wide grimace. Deep furrows mark his face, running down to and around his mouth; whilst evenly spaced parallel grooves spring from the low, arched hairline to indicate the hair. The back of the plaque remains unworked. Figures of this type appeared around the 1st Millennium BC in Mesopotamian iconography and are identified as Humbaba, a demon appearing in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Date: Circa 2000-1500 BC