Female Worshipper- Uruk

Female Worshipper, Susa

This alabaster statuette reveals an ancient female worshipper from Susa.

Female Worshipper

Susa, Uruk
circa 3300 BC
Statuette, alabaster
H 11.5 cm; L 4.5 cm
Sb 69


"The adoption of an urban Sumerian-type civilization led the Susians to create art forms that were later to become classical. Breaking with the purely decorative stylization of the pre-historic periods, they adopted realism as a new ideal. It was thus that the small statues of devotees, both delicate and full of humor, kneeling in their gown according to the tradition proper to the Iranian world." - Louvre

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Bibliography on Ancient Art

The Art of Ancient Egypt, Revised by Robins, 272 Pages, Pub. 2008