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Imdugud frieze from the temple of Ninhursag.
27th-25th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Early Dynastic) Sculpture

SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC Anonymous (2900 BCE - 2730 BCE) Primary
c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE
27th-25th c BCE
Copper
Hammered
Sumerian (Early Dynastic)
Tell el'Ubaid. Iraq.
London. British Museum.
brtm1127
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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