13 June 2000
THREE MESOPOTAMIAN AMULETS
late uruk/jemdet nasr, circa 3100-2900 b.c.
Including a red marble dog, its short tail raised, its face tapering, drilled horizontally through the shoulders; one of white marble with black inclusions in the form of a crouching hare, its long ears hugging the top of the head, pierced horizontally through the body, the underside drilled with three dogs; and one of yellow calcite in the form of a reclining bull, the eyes drilled, pierced horizontally through the shoulders
2¼ in. (5.7 cm) long for the largest (3)
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