BABYLONIAN TERRACOTTA VOTIVE WITH MOLDED RELIEF OF A BULL-MAN, ENKIDU, IN COMBAT WITH A LION

Enkidu was the feral friend and rival of Gilgamesh, hero of Sumerian epic poetry.

 

 

 

Height: 10.5 cm.     (4 1/8 in.)

Width: 7 cm.     (2 3/4 in.)

 

Ex: American private collection, R.B., acquired on the European market, 1991

 

#9796

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.3

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Musée du Louvre  inv. no. AO 12449

 

  

Also, S. Langdon, “The Epic of Gilgamesh.” in Museum Journal Volume VIII, number 1 (Penn Museum, Philadelphia, 1917).

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