Description The shaven head, a sign of ritual purity, may identify this figure as a priest. A partially preserved inscription on one shoulder states that he prays to Ninshubur, the goddess associated with the planet Mercury.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|2/17/1998||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
|5/01/1998||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
- Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance [Found at Bismya]; Sale, Sothebys, December 13, 1928, no, 41; Edgar J. Banks, January 4, 1931, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Seven line inscription on shoulder and back: (For) Ninshubur / [...] / [...] / [...] / His statue, / for his life, / may it stand (praying to Ninshubur).
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931
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