Mesopotamian terracotta figure representing a governor seated on a throne, 2000-1000 B.C.

The image of a powerful character is normally associated with its physiognomy and its key characteristics. In ancient cultures such as Mesopotamian or Egyptian, the king acted as a moral advisor, a dictator of laws, a powerful character who was halfway between the unquestionable decisions of the gods and the power of an inflexible king. Although Mesopotamian culture has not given us much information about its organization or powers, these types of figurines show us how powerful the king was through his miniatures. A magnificent piece in which a gigantic throne welcomes a seated king, with his arms in his chest as a sign of humility and permissiveness, but at the same time, his typically Mesopotamian face, is accompanied by two infallible scorpions.


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