Sumerian. <em>Foundation Figurine</em>, ca. 2900 B.C.E.-2500 B.C.E. Copper alloy, 5 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. (14.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 81.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.7_front_PS2.jpg)

Foundation Figurine

Artist:SumerianAncient Near Eastern

Medium: Copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2900 B.C.E.-2500 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 11/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. (14.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm)



Accession Number: 81.7

Image: 81.7_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Copper foundation figurine; male figure standing, facing front, arms bent at elbows and hands held to chest; lower part of body rendered as long peg; oval face with wide horizontal mouth; long hair arranged in horizontal strands falling onto upper back; torso summarily modeled, square in section; peg circular in section. Condition: Figure nearly completely covered by brownish green patina, patches of green brightest on forehead, lips, chest, left arm, back, and most of peg; tiny patch of red on front of peg near top; original copper color visible on tips of nose and peg; end of peg eroded and misshapen.

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