Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria / Eye idol / 3500?3100 B.C.Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria
Eye idol
3500?3100 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Active Place: Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria
Creator Name-CRT: Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria
Title: Eye idol
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 0
Creation Date: 3500?3100 B.C.
Creation Place: Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Alabaster (gypsum)
Dimensions: H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Description: This type of figurine, made of stone and having incised eyes, has been excavated at Tell Brak, where thousands were found in a building now called the Eye Temple. Many are incised with multiple sets of eyes, others with jewelry, and still others with representations of "children"?smaller eyes and body carved on the body of the larger idol. The idols are thought to be offerings?wide eyes demonstrate attentiveness to the gods in much Mesopotamian art .
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1988.323.8
Credit Line: Joint Expedition of the British Museum and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq Gift of The Colt Archaeological Institute Inc., 1988
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/education/er_photo_lib.asp
Provenance: Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria
Style or Period: middle?late Uruk period
AMICA ID: MMA_.1988.323.8
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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