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Statuette of an Assyrian king

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The king stands on an elevated base. He is wearing a long robe to his feet. His feet can be seen through the robe. Details of the robe are incised. His hands are clasped together. A decorated gold inlay is on the middle of his chest. He wears a long stylized beard and wig. The general scholarly...

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Provenance

Said to have been found on the bank of the Tigris about 1875. By 1938: with Fahim Kouchakji; 1938: purchased by the MFA for $11,000. (Accession date: October 13, 1938)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, 9th century B.C. or early 20th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height: 24.3 cm (9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1396

Medium or Technique

Baltic amber with gold breastplate

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture