Iconography
PRE-CLASSICAL ICONOGRAPHY
Western Asia
Religious Iconography Divine symbols Sacred tree
Religious Iconography Divine symbols Bull
ERANOS ARCHIVE
87-103. The Great Mother
95. Babylonia, Phoenicia, Cyprus
Further details
This illustration does not seem very relevant to the theme of the Great Mother. On the reverse is a foundation figure from Uruk, commemorating the building of the temple of Inanna (see link to British Museum below); perhaps this was originally meant as the theme of the image
ARTIST/CREATOR
Susa
DATE
circa 2300 BC
LOCATION
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Eranos Archive presented by Olga Froebe-Kapteyn (95, 5)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Christian Zervos, L'art de la Mésopotamie de la fin du quatrième millénaire au XVe siècle avant notre ère, Paris 1935, fig. p. 227
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RELATIONS
British Museum
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk