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Vessel Stand  Sumerian, 2600-2350 BC  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Vessel stand with ibex support Period: Early Dynastic III Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Copper alloy, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Dimensions: H. x x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Sculpture

The Instructions of Shuruppak, one of the earliest surviving literary works, is a Sumerian wisdom text. This was a genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East intended to teach proper piety, inculcate virtue and preserve community standing. Read more: http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=1607

“The Instructions of Shuruppak, one of the earliest surviving literary works, is a Sumerian “wisdom” text. This was a genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East intended to teach proper piety, inculcate virtue and preserve community standing.

Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats Period:Jemdet Nasr Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, probably from Uruk (modern Warka) Culture:Sumerian Medium:Clay x x in.

Shell Inlay of a Woman from Sumer, Early Dynastic, c. 2600-2500 BCE #art #arthistory #mesopotamia #ancienthistory #earlydynastic #artworld

Inlay: woman wearing a cylinder seal, playing a flute Period:Early Dynastic IIIa Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, Nippur Culture:Sumerian Medium:Shell x 1 in.

Temples were the most important institutions in Mesopotamian cities of the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 B.C.). Each city had a patron deity, whose temple was built on a large platform and was visible for great distances in the flat countryside

Man carrying a box, possibly for offerings Period:Early Dynastic I-II Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Sumerian Medium:Copper alloy Dimensions:H.

Alabaster stele of Ushamga l, Sumerian, early dynastic, 2900-2700 BCE. Found (probably) in Umma, Sumer

Stele of Ushumgal [MetMuseum] Period: Early Dynastic I Date: B. Geography: Mesopotamia, probably from Umma (modern Jokha) Culture: Sumerian Medium: Gypsum alabaster Classification: Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed

Votive dog statuette dedicated by a physician from Lagash to the goddess Ninisina, ‘for the life of Sumu-El’, king of Larsa (1894–1866 BC). Louvre Museum

ancientart: “ Votive dog statuette dedicated by a physician from Lagash to the goddess Ninisina, ‘for the life of Sumu-El’, king of Larsa BC). Dates to the millennium BC, made of.

Jewelry from The Royal Tombs of Ur

Earrings Period: Early Dynastic IIIa Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Ur (modern Tell al-Muqayyar) Culture: Sumerian Medium: Gold Classification: Metalwork-Ornament Credit Line: Dodge Fund, 1933

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