Babylonian Terracotta Plaque with a Symplegma Scene

Culture: Sumerian
Period: 1st half of 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 12.8 cm x 9.3 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6346
Provenance: From the estate of the New York collection Daryl P. Gruber-Kulok (1960-2019). Thence in a New York gallery.
Condition: Intact
Description: Explicit depiction of a crouching woman in frontal view with legs apart, who sits on a phallus. Her face with prominent features, her shoulder-length hair is braided. Apart from an opulent necklace, she is bare. Symplegma scenes like this probably served as votive offerings for a fertility cult. Similar plaques were found in Sippar-Amnanum. Mounted.