Sumerian statue / sculpture of a Molosser dog with cuneiform text dedication to goddess Ninisina

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Sumerian dog statue

Dimensions :-

Total height - 11 cm / 4-1/4 inches

Base length - 12.5 cm / 5 inches

Base width - 7.5 cm / 3 inches

On offer here is a superb replica of a Sumerian dedication statue. This profusely detailed sculpture has the charming features of a resting Molosser dog with a vessel on his back to receive herbs or incense. Cuneiform writing is carefully and neatly positioned over the body.

Dogs were highly valued in ancient Sumeria and were utilized in the art of hunting. The Babylonians would raise the status of dogs even higher in the subsequent era.

This fine sculpture was brought into being by a physician who lived in the ancient city of Lagash. He consecrated this statue unto the goddess Ninisina so that she would grant a prosperous and healthy life to the king of Larsa - Seme-El 1894-1866 B.C.E.

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