Earthenware Plaque of Humbaba

GBP 595.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

Ex S.M. Collection, London, Mayfair, acquired 1970s-90s.

Object Condition

Good condition. A fine crack at the left side of the chin; signs of wear consistent with age.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:7.8 x H:9 centimeters

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Dealer Contact

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+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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