Seated Gudea as Ensi (governor) of Lagash; cuneiform inscriptions on his garment
20th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Neo) Sculpture
(2150 BCE - 1800 BCE)
c. 2000 BCE
20th c BCE
Lagash ? Iraq.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NEO-SUMERIAN | Seated Gudea as Ensi (governor) of Lagash; cuneiform inscriptions on his garment identify him as builder (or refurbisher) of temples. | c. 2000 BCE | Mesopotamian | Sumerian (Neo)