008 Female Head - SUMER

008 Female Head - SUMER

H: 4.4 cm
Provenance: no indication; probably Diyala Valley (Khafaje?)
Early Dynastic II-III. c. 2700-2500 B.C.

Ex collection: Professor and Marie-Louise Erlenmeyer

Condition: unevenly broken at the neck, chipped, abraded and considerably worn. Missing eye inlays.

See cat. no. 7 for general remarks.

Her hair is elaborately dressed in the same general style as cat. nos. 7 and 9. A tress encircles her head ending in a cone-shaped bun at the back, in front the hair is wavy and ends in a fringe of scallops over her forehead. She wears a beaded necklace.