Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plaque with a banquet scene

Period:
Early Dynastic II-IIIa
Date:
ca. 2700–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
9.76 x 6.65 x 1.93 in. (24.79 x 16.89 x 4.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.10
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Crawford, Vaughan E. 1959. "Nippur, The Holy City." Archaeology 12, p. 80.

Pelzel, Suzanne M. 1974. Perforated Sumerian Votive Plaques, Ph.D dissertation, New York University, pp. 144-145, no. 47.

Asher-Greve, Julia M. 1985. Frauen in Altsumerischer Zeit. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 18. Malibu: Undena Publications, pp. 85-86, 97, 99, 206, no. 566.

Romano, Licia. 2015. Simposio e banchetto nella Mesopotamia del Protodinastico, Rivesta degli Studi Orientali, p. 283, Nippur 3, pl. XXIV.
Related Objects

Stele of Ushumgal

Date: 2900–2700 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 58.29 On view in:Gallery 403

Relief plaque with a banquet scene

Date: ca. 2600–2500 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 62.70.6a, b On view in:Gallery 403

Standing male worshiper

Date: ca. 2900–2600 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster, shell, black limestone, bitumen Accession: 40.156 On view in:Gallery 403

Base and feet of a standing figure

Date: ca. 2500–2350 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 59.41.12 On view in:Gallery 403

Double vessel with duck-shaped supports

Date: ca. 2600–2500 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster, shell inlay, bitumen Accession: 62.70.3 On view in:Gallery 403