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The Ram in a Thicket. Side view.
27th-25th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Eary Dynastic) Metalwork

SUMERIAN Anonymous (3500 BCE - 2000 BCE) Primary
c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE
27th-25th c BCE
Gold leaf; Copper; Lapis lazuli; Shell; Red limestone
Sumerian (Eary Dynastic)
Ur (Tall al-Muqayyar). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
From the Great Death Pit in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. The object was named by the excavator after a Biblical story. It is actually a pose typical of goats when they reach for food. It originally had a wooden core supporting the gold leaf.

Caption: SUMERIAN | The Ram in a Thicket. Side view. | c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE | Mesopotamian | Sumerian

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