Carved figure feathers Louvre AO221



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English: Carved figure with feathers. The king-priest, wearing a net skirt and a hat with leaves or feathers, stands before the door of a temple, symbolized by two great maces. The inscription mentions the god Ningirsu. Early Dynastic Period.
Français : Bas-relief de la « figure aux plumes ». Le roi-prêtre, portant une jupe en filet et un chapeau orné de feuilles ou de plumes, se tient devant la porte d'un temple symbolisé par deux grandes masses. L'inscription mentionne le dieu Ningirsu. Période Dynastique Archaïque ancienne.

circa 2700(2700) BC




Height: 18 cm (7.1 in). Width: 16 cm (6.3 in). Depth: 4 cm (1.6 in).

Department of Oriental Antiquities, Richelieu, ground floor, room 1a

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Object history
English: provenance : Tello (ancienne cité de Girsu)
Français : from Telloh (ancient city of Girsu)
Credit line
English: Excavated by Ernest de Sarzec
Français : Fouilles d'Ernest de Sarzec

Marie-Lan Nguyen (2006)

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