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SUMERIAN COPPER PROTOME EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C.


A SUMERIAN COPPER PROTOME EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C. In the form of a bull-man, cast with thick walls, the oval face with raised arching brows above lidded almond-shaped eyes, the sclerae inlaid in white stone with lapis lazuli pupils, the long triangular nose with lightly-grooved nostrils, his thin mouth smiling, with projecting triangular ears and large forward-curving tapering horns, the poll outlined by a raised ridge 4 in. (10.1 cm.) wide

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