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Seated female figure

Early Dynastic II
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Tell Agrab
Gypsum alabaster
H. 12.9 cm (5 1/8 in.)
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
1935-36, 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.

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

Delougaz, Pinhas and Seton Lloyd. 1942. Pre-Sargonid temples in the Diyala region. Oriental Institute publications 58, Chicago: The University of Chicago press, p. 286.

Frankfort, Henri. 1943. More Sculpture from the Diyala Region. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 9, pl. 37 a, b, no. 271.

Asher-Greve, Julia. 1985. Frauen in Altsumerischer Zeit. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 18. Malibu: Undena Publications, pp. 76, 80, 199, no. 374.

Rakic, Yelena. 2012. "Figura Femenina Sedente." In Antes del Diluvio: Mesopotamia 3500-2100 A.C., exh. cat. Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa", Polígrafa, p. 248.
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