Mesopotamian, 1200 BC. Stylized terracotta vessel in the shape of a horned animal with small stunted legs, with the pouring spout emerging from its back. Buff with a light earthen patina.
Mesopotamian. Bulbous-shaped, solid bronze mace head with a decorative, ridged design and a ring around the long neck. Hole through the center. Traces of green patina. 1200 BC
Mesopotamia is used for the area watered by the Euphrates and Tigris and its tributaries, roughly comprising modern Iraq and part of Syria. Mesopotamia has no natural boundaries and is difficult to defend. The influence of neighboring countries is large. Throughout the history of Mesopotamia trade contacts, slow diffusion of foreign tribes and military confrontations have been of great influence.
Mesopotamian three-footed terracotta vessel in beige, brown, and orange with geometrical and linear patterns and designs around the surface. 2000 BC
Silver cosmetic tool. A standing animal with button-hole eyes and curled horns on the top. 1200 BC (4” x 1 ½").
Translucent blue glass stamp seal in the shape of a scarab: a winged animal with geometric designs. 1200 BC (¾").
Ancient Mesopotamian. Black steatite stamp seal: a bird with outspread wings. The reverse with an incised geometric design. Hole for wearability. 2000 BC (1 1/2")
Terracotta vessel with a single handle in the shape of a horned bull wearing a decorative round ornament on top its head and its tail curled to its back. 1200 BC (8 ¼" x 10")
Stylized double matrimonial terracotta drinking vessel with a male riding a horse on either side, the spouts in the middle. Hand-painted designs. Buff with a light earthen patina. 1200 BC (8 ½" x 7")
Bronze fertility Goddess, the hands to the chest, flattened and crude in design. Dark patina.
1200 BC (5" x 1 1/4")
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