The 'Ram in a Thicket' (British Museum, Room 56: Mesopotamia)  2600 - 2400 BC.  From Ur, southern Iraq.  One of an almost identical pair discovered in the Royal Cemetary at Ur.  Wooden core with gold, gold leaf, copper, lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone.  http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/t/the_ram_in_a_thicket.aspx

The 'Ram in a Thicket' (British Museum, Room 56: Mesopotamia) 2600 - 2400 BC. From Ur, southern Iraq. One of an almost identical pair discovered in the Royal Cemetary at Ur. Wooden core with gold, gold leaf, copper, lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/t/the_ram_in_a_thicket.aspx

Sumerian Statue British Museum

Sumerian Statue British Museum

Elamite composite statuette of an anthropomorphic dragon-snake, known as a 'scarface'. This extremely rare type of statuette belongs to the mythology of Central Asia, 3rd millenium BCE. Louvre

Elamite composite statuette of an anthropomorphic dragon-snake, known as a 'scarface'. This extremely rare type of statuette belongs to the mythology of Central Asia, 3rd millenium BCE. Louvre

Iku-Shamagan, King of Mari, praying. Staetite statuette (2650 BCE) Early dynastic period II, from the temple of Ishtar, Mari, Syria, National Museum, Damascus, Syria

Iku-Shamagan, King of Mari, praying. Staetite statuette (2650 BCE) Early dynastic period II, from the temple of Ishtar, Mari, Syria, National Museum, Damascus, Syria

Ivory Cosmetic Lid. 1500-1200 BCE. Minet el-Beida, Syria.

Ivory Cosmetic Lid. 1500-1200 BCE. Minet el-Beida, Syria.

Ram in the Thicket (or Ram Caught in a Thicket),  ca. 2650-2550 B.C.

Ram in the Thicket (or Ram Caught in a Thicket), ca. 2650-2550 B.C.

A Sumerian limestone bullhead protome, circa mid 3rd millennium B.C.

A Sumerian limestone bullhead protome, circa mid 3rd millennium B.C.

A Sumerian Worshiper.Allegedly from the Diyala river region (NE of Baghdad) See the entire George Ortiz Collection: http://www.georgeortiz.com/NEAREAST/index.html

A Sumerian Worshiper.Allegedly from the Diyala river region (NE of Baghdad) See the entire George Ortiz Collection: http://www.georgeortiz.com/NEAREAST/index.html

Mésopotamie, Epoque d'Akkad, ca. 2340-2150 av. J.-C. H_12,5 cm Les statues d'orants apparaissent au Proche Orient ancien dès le tout début des le tout debut des Dynasties Archaiques,vers 2900 ac JC

Mésopotamie, Epoque d'Akkad, ca. 2340-2150 av. J.-C. H_12,5 cm Les statues d'orants apparaissent au Proche Orient ancien dès le tout début des le tout debut des Dynasties Archaiques,vers 2900 ac JC

Anubis Dieu Des Morts

Anubis Dieu Des Morts

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