Statue of Gudea, 2090 BC by Unknown
Neo-Sumerian period, Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello), Culture: Neo-Sumerian. This sculpture belongs to a series of diorite statues commissioned by Gudea, who devoted his energies to rebuilding the great temples of Lagash and installing statues of himself in them. Many inscribed with his name and divine dedications survive. Here, he is depicted in the seated... http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/329072?high=on&rpp=90&pg=1&rndkey=20160115&ft=*&pos=68
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