13 June 2000
TWO MESOPOTAMIAN AMULETS
circa mid-late 3rd millennium b.c.
Including a Sumerian Early Dynastic III stone head, the eyes drilled, with fan-like projections to the sides, bulging cheeks and long nose, pierced vertically; and a Neo-Sumerian shell amulet of a bird, with hatching on the tail and wings
21/8 in. (5.4 cm) long for the bird (2)
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