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Terracotta figurine of priest

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Terracotta figurine of a priest. The lower portion of the body is gone. He is wearing a detailed robe and a more plain head piece. His hands are together infront of his chest holding a detailed object. He has a long beard. The surface is worn, but the details are still visible.


From Babylon. By 1944: with E. S. David, Long Island City, New York; 1944: purchased by the MFA from E. S. David for $75. (Accession Date: October 17, 1944)

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Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Babylonian, Middle Bronze Age I, 2000 B.C.

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The Ancient World