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Head of a female worshipper

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Head of a limestone statuette of a female worshipper wearing a turban (turban has been reworked). The eyes and eyebrows were originally inlaid. Part of an inscription is preserved on the right shoulder. Prominent citizens deposited figures, standing or seated with hands clasped, in temples as...

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By 1970: collection of Mrs. Gallatin Cobb; December 15, 1970, given to the MFA by Mrs. Gallatin Cobb (Accession date: December 15, 1970.)

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Gift of Mrs. Gallatin Cobb

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Early Dynastic Period, 2900–2334 B.C.


Height x width: 11 x 9.5 cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World