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Standing female figure

Early Dynastic II
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Khafajah
Gypsum alabaster
4 1/2 in. (11.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Gifts of Lucy W. Drexel, Theodore M. Davis, Helen Miller Gould, Albert Gallatin, Egypt Exploration Fund and Egyptian Research Account, by exchange, 1950
Accession Number:
Not on view
1933-34, excavated by the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; ceded to the Oriental Institute in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1950, through an exchange of objects with the Oriental Institute.

"Gudea of Lagash," Detroit Institute of Arts, December 5, 1982–July 31, 1983.

Frankfort, Henri. 1939. Sculpture of the Third Millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafaje. Oriental Institute Publications 44. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, no. 115, pl. 81.

Detroit Institute of Arts. 1982. Gudea of Lagash, exh. cat. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, p. 12, no. 4.
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