Iraq, Sumerian / Cult Statue of a Bull Calf / c. 2700 BCIraq, Sumerian
Cult Statue of a Bull Calf
c. 2700 BC

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Sumerian
Creator Dates/Places: Iraq
Creator Active Place: Iraq
Creator Name-CRT: Iraq, Sumerian
Title: Cult Statue of a Bull Calf
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -270
Creation End Date: -269
Creation Date: c. 2700 BC
Creation Place: Iraq
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Basalt
Dimensions: Overall:
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1970.61
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: Like most Mesopotamian sculptures in the round, this small bull was an object of worship in a temple. Its eyes, the triangle on the forehead, and the stripes in the rope were originally embellished with contrasting colored stones, or bone. The inlays are lost, but the sculpture itself is one of the very few original cult statues that have survived.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1970.61
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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