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Monumental statue of a woman.
11th c BCE Mesopotamian Assyrian Sculpture

ASSYRIAN Anonymous (1600 BCE - 612 BCE) Primary
c. 1070 BCE-1056 BCE
11th c BCE
Nineveh (Kuyunjk). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
This is the only known Assyrian statue of a naked woman. It was found in the remains of the Temple of Ishtar at Nineveh. A cuneiform inscription on the back states that it was erected by the Assyrian king Ashur-bel-kala (reigned 1073-1056 BCE) for the enjoyment of his people.

Caption: ASSYRIAN | Monumental statue of a woman. | c. 1070 BCE-1056 BCE | Mesopotamian | Assyrian (Middle)

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