Imdugud frieze from the temple of Ninhursag.
SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC Anonymous
(2900 BCE - 2730 BCE)
27th-25th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Early Dynastic) Sculpture
c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE
27th-25th c BCE
Sumerian (Early Dynastic)
Tell el'Ubaid. Iraq.
London. British Museum.
Found at the base of a mud-brick platform of the temple of the goddess Ninhursag. Shows stags on either side of the lion-headed eagle Imdugud. This mythical creature was the symbol of the god Ningirsu the principal deity of the kingdom of Lagash.
Caption: SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC | Imdugud frieze from the temple of Ninhursag. | c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE | Mesopotamian | Sumerian
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