Sumerian Marble Amulet of a Running Animal

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Jemdet Nasr period, 3100-2900 B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 4 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6481
Provenance: From the German collection Gustav Oberländer (1926-2012).
Condition: Intact
Description: Sumerian marble amulet of a stylized animal with a massive, laterally flattened body. The legs are far stretched out and depict the animal (a sheep?) running. The head is small, the eyes are pierced and possibly once had inlays. Nose and mouth are tapering. The amulet is vertically pierced at the back for suspension.