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Circa 3000 BC
Size : 7cm high, 3 cm wide, 2.5 cm deep – 2¾ ins high, 1¼ ins wide, 1 ins deep
Idol like images extend back to Neolithic times, but around 3000 BC a new view of the world emerged in Mesopotamia, a view that conceived the image of priests, gods and goddesses in more realistic terms and this small sculpture demonstrates the beginnings of these artistic changes.