Fragment of a Sumerian Temple Statuette

Culture: Mesopotamia/Sumer
Period: End of 3rd millennium B.C.
Material: Quartzite
Dimensions: 8.2 cm x 9 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6073
Provenance: German private collection Hamoudi. Thence Antikensammlung Gackstätter, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Stylized, three-dimensional modelled fragment of white quartzite depicting a dressed upper body of a standing male prayer. Both arms slightly raised, resting on the chest, the hands crossed for the praying gesture. The fibrous made surface indicate a wool cloth, on the back thick horizontal villus threads. Around the stomach area the beginning of a skirt is visible, through narrow vertical notches, around the neck remains of a necklace. Before the break on the back the end of shoulder-long hair remained.