Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Inlay depicting male torso

Period:
Early Dynastic IIIa
Date:
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Shell
Dimensions:
H. 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.134.1
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1949, purchased from Walter A. Roselle, New York.

“The Art of Sumer and Akkad: Mesopotamia and Iran in the Third Millennium B.C.” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 3, 1973–May 27, 1973.

“The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer.” The University of Texas Museum, Austin, The University of Maryland Museum, College Park, January 12, 1975–May 2, 1975.

“Before the Flood.” Fundación ‘La Caixa’, Barcelona, Madrid, November 29, 2012–June 30, 2013.

Mc Keon, John F.X. 1973. The Art of Sumer & Akkad, exh. cat. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Schmandt-Besserat, Denise. 1975. The First Civilization: The Legacy of Sumer, exh. cat. University of Texas and University of Maryland, College Park, no. 226.

Rakic, Yelena. 2012. "Incrustación Representando un Torso Masculino." In Antes del Diluvio: Mesopotamia 3500-2100 A.C., exh. cat. Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa", Polígrafa, p. 209.
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