Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plaque with a banquet scene

Early Dynastic II-IIIa
ca. 2700–2500 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Gypsum alabaster
9.76 x 6.65 x 1.93 in. (24.79 x 16.89 x 4.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
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.
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