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Plaque with a banquet scene

Early Dynastic II-IIIa
ca. 2700–2500 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Gypsum alabaster
9.76 x 6.65 x 1.93 in. (24.79 x 16.89 x 4.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Crawford, Vaughan E. 1959. "Nippur, The Holy City." Archaeology 12, p. 80.

Asher-Greve, Julia M. 1985. Frauen in Altsumerischer Zeit. Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 18. Malibu: Undena Publications, pp. 85-86, 97, 99, 206, no. 566.
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