Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Model of a "plano-convex" brick

ca. 2112–2004 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Bituminous limestone
H. 2.5 x W. 6 x D. 9.7 cm (1 x 2 3/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
Not on view
1955-56, 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 (1957-58 season).

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“Curator’s Choice from the Ancient World.” The Newark Museum, New Jersey, January 31, 1968–June 16, 1968.

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

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

Budd, Dorothy M. 1968. Curator’s Choice from the Ancient World, exh. cat. Newark, New Jersey: Newark Museum, p. 6.

Detroit Institute of Arts. 1982. Gudea of Lagash, exh. cat. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, no. 8, p. 12.

Graff, Sarah. 2012. "Modelo de ladrillo planoconvexo." In Antes del Diluvio: Mesopotamia 3500-2100 A.C., exh. cat. Barcelona: Obra Social "la Caixa", Polígrafa, p. 189.
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