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Mesopotamian clay plaque depicting a man with a ram, 1800 B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Clay
Dimensions:  9,5 x 9,5 cm
Provenance:  Aweidah Gallery, Israel, 2006. Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 2742 with date 13/03/2006
Documents:  Attached thermoluminiscence test (TL)


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This plaque depicts a man with a ram, as an anecdotal scene that highlights the agrarian and cattle-raising character of this society as they lived daily with animals. This kind of items were produced from molds and represent an art form available to a wide audience. They have been excavated from temples and shrines in private homes. Their subjects vary widely, including religious images, mythological and erotic scenes, and depictions of rulers and gods.

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