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Natufian culture 13000 BC - 7500 BC Upper Palaeolithic Near East Neolithic Near-East
The Ain Sakhri lovers, from Ain Sakhri, Judea. (British Museum: 1958,1007.1 ) Category: Sculpture Year: 9000 BC Material: Carved stone (calcite cobble) Dimensions: 102 mm high Location: Author: Reference: Collection: The British Museum
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Neolithic Cyprus 8800 BC - 3800 BC Neolithic Southern Europe Neolithic Near-East
CYPRUS 7thC BC. Head of terracotta female figure. Image cropped Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Terracotta Dimensions: H9.5cm Location: Rhodes Author: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Reference: BM 1864,1007.1270 Collection: The British Museum
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Ain Ghazal Culture 7250 BC - 5000 BC Neolithic Near-East
This example, known to the BM as Micah, is one of many from the Ain Ghazal cache. The eyes are painted with bitumen and there is a green mineral pigment residue, dioptase. Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Lime plaster, reed armature Dimensions: Location: Ain Ghazal Author: Reference: Micah Collection: The British Museum
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Ain Ghazal Culture 7250 BC - 5000 BC Neolithic Near-East
This example, known to the BM as Noah, is one of many from the Ain Ghazal cache. The eyes are painted with bitumen and there is a green mineral pigment residue, dioptase Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Lime plaster, reed armature Dimensions: Location: Ain Ghazal Author: Reference: Noah Collection: The British Museum
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Ain Ghazal Culture 7250 BC - 5000 BC Neolithic Near-East
This example, known to the BM as Heifa, is one of many from the Ain Ghazal cache. The eyes are painted with bitumen and there is a green mineral pigment residue, dioptase. Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Lime plaster, reed armature Dimensions: Location: Ain Ghazal Author: Reference: Heifa Collection: The British Museum
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Badari Culture 5000 BC - 4000 BC Neolithic Egypt
Location G64/2 Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Hippopotamus ivory Dimensions: H 14 W 3.8 D 2.2 cm Weight: 114 Location: El-Badari Author: Reference: EA59648 Collection: The British Museum
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Badari Culture 5000 BC - 4000 BC Neolithic Egypt
Location G64/2 Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Elephant ivory Dimensions: H 6 L 7.5 D 4.5 cm Weight: 89 gr Location: Mostagedda Author: Reference: EA63057 Collection: The British Museum
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Naqada culture 4400 BC - 3000 BC Neolithic Egypt
The earliest three-dimensional representations of humans from ancient Egypt have been found in graves of the Predynastic period, Naqada I, 4000-3600 BC. It is thought that their presence was to provide magical support for the owners rebirth and regeneration.(BM) Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Bone, lapis lazuli Dimensions: 11.4cm Location: Naqada Author: Reference: EA 32141 Collection: The British Museum
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Naqada culture 4400 BC - 3000 BC Neolithic Egypt
Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Clay Dimensions: H 24.5 W 9.5 cM Location: Author: Reference: EA50678 Collection: The British Museum
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Naqada culture 4400 BC - 3000 BC Neolithic Egypt
Limestone female votive figure in a seated position; beak-like face and hands to the breasts; red and black painted geometric decoration. Fake. (BM) FAKE?? Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Limestone Dimensions: H 31 W 17 L 25 cm Location: Author: Reference: EA58064 Collection: The British Museum
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Uruk period 4000 BC - 2900 BC Neolithic Near-East Ancient Mesopotamia
Egg shaped stone jar with flat base; carved with two lions attacking bulls, with a scale pattern in 3 rows indicating the ground below; the neck is lost; two holes drilled opposite one another in the shoulder suggest that the jar may have been suspended.Rim and neck broken off.(BM)Late Uruk Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Granite Dimensions: H 13.3cm Dia 8.25cm Location: Author: Reference: 128886 Collection: The British Museum
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Uruk period 4000 BC - 2900 BC Neolithic Near-East Ancient Mesopotamia
Limestone cult vessel; miniature vase, supported by the figures of two lions cut in high relief which are attacking a bull.(BM) Warka, Late Uruk Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Limestone Dimensions: H 14.2cm Location: Author: Reference: 118361 Collection: The British Museum
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Uruk period 4000 BC - 2900 BC Neolithic Near-East Ancient Mesopotamia
Alabaster head; could represent god, goddess or worshipper; a vertical groove at the back of the head, with nail holes on the sides, suggests that it was originally fixed to a pole.(BM)Late Uruk Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Alabaster Dimensions: H 17cm Location: Author: Reference: 126460 Collection: The British Museum
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Uruk period 4000 BC - 2900 BC Neolithic Near-East Ancient Mesopotamia
Carved stone eye figurine; eye heavily emphasize; large figure with smaller one carved on body, possibly mother and child.(BM)Late Uruk Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Stone Dimensions: L 1in Location: Author: Reference: 126492 Collection: The British Museum
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Prepalatial Minoan 3500 BC - 1900 BC Ancient Greece
Kamares pot Category: Pottery Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Cnossus Author: Reference: 1936,0901.12 Collection: The British Museum
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1st Dynasty of Egypt 3100 BC - 2890 BC Ancient Egypt
Location G64/6 Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Lead Dimensions: H 5.9 W 2.4 D 1.5 cm Weight: 75 Location: Author: Reference: EA32138 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Symbolic weapon deposited in a temple on behalf of a king(BM).From Girsu, Early Dynastic III, Telloh Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Stone Dimensions: H 11.7 cm Diam 11 cm Location: Author: Reference: 23287 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
With akkadian cuneiform inscription on back Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: Location: Author: Reference: 91667 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Gypsum statue of woman; carved; eyes were originally inlaid; stands with clasped hands; wears mantle over left shoulder; deep kaunakes fringe at bottom; hair bound with fillet with broad mass each side of face; gathered into braid at the back. Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Gypsum Dimensions: H 22.54 cm W 9.3cm T 6.3cm Location: Author: Reference: 116666 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Gypsum statue of shaven man; carved; left shoulder and right elbows missing; has been broken and repaired at waist and neck; right shoulder bare; hands clasped on chest; dressed in \'kaunakes\' kilt.The authenticity of this has been questioned by E A Braun-Holzinger 1977: \'Frühdynastiche Beterstatuetten\', p. 84 (cf. also O W Muscarella 2000a: \'The Lie Became Great\', p. 159). The head appears to be modern.(BM) Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Gypsum Dimensions: H 29.3 cm W 13.4 at base T 12 cm Location: Author: Reference: 134300 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy foundation figure of a man with clasped hands, bearded and with very long hair. Legs united in a point(BM). Early Dynastic III, Telloh Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: H 26 cm W 7.75 cm T 6 cm Wt 1860 Location: Author: Reference: 91016 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Mosaic column in two drums; restored; formed part of a group of architectural decorations; one of two columns, which may have been either side of temple(BM).Tell Al-Ubaid, Early Dynastic III Category: Ornament Year: Material: Copper, bitumen, mother-of-pearl Dimensions: H 59 cm Dia 31cm Location: Author: Reference: 115328 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy foundation figurine ending in cone; cast; bearded man with clasped hands on breast; no inscription.(BM)Early Dynastic III Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Dimensions: H 20.95 cm Wt 1297 gms Location: Author: Reference: 102599 Collection: The British Museum
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Sumer 2900 BC - 2124 BC Ancient Mesopotamia
Copper alloy foundation figure of a basket bearer; cast; much corroded, inscription illegible.(BM) Early Dynastic III, Temple of Dimtabba Category: Sculpture Year: Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: H 23.5 cm W 7 cm T 4 cm Wt 814 g Location: Author: Reference: 118605 Collection: The British Museum
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