Sumerian Plaque with Symplegma Scene

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: First half to mid-2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Orange to red clay
Dimensions: 8 cm x 5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6002
Provenance: From The Erotica Collection of Christian von Faber-Castell, Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland, since the late 1970s. Inventory no "2913" on the back of the plaque.
Condition: Some chips.
Description: Unframed relief plaque in vertical format showing a copulation scene in high relief. The slightly forward bending female drinks beer from a long reed. The back is smoothed. Votive offering of a fertility cult.