Head of a king made of alabaster, ivory and bitumen from Bismaya in Mesopotamia. Ur III (2100-2000 BC). The shape of the rounded headdress, which leaves the ears exposed, indicates that the small statue depicts a king. The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Photo by Babylon Chronicle

Head of a king made of alabaster, ivory and bitumen from Bismaya in Mesopotamia. Ur III (2100-2000 BC). The shape of the rounded headdress, which leaves the ears exposed, indicates that the small statue depicts a king. The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Photo by Babylon Chronicle

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