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Ram in the Thicket, ca. 2450 BCE

Gold, lapis lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone, and bitumen
16 7/10 × 11 in
42.5 × 27.94 cm
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Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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“Ram Caught in a Thicket” statuette is one of a pair found in the Great Death Pit in Ur, Iraq, …

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“Ram Caught in a Thicket” statuette is one of a pair found in the Great Death Pit in Ur, Iraq, circa 2450 BCE. It is made of gold, lapis lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone, and bitumen, materials typical of early Mesopotamian composite art. The statuette would have supported a tray. On view in the Penn Museum’s …

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“Ram Caught in a Thicket” statuette is one of a pair found in the Great Death Pit in Ur, Iraq, circa 2450 BCE. It is made of gold, lapis lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone, and bitumen, materials typical of early Mesopotamian composite art. The statuette would have supported a tray. On view in the Penn Museum’s …

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Unknown Artist

Ram in the Thicket, ca. 2450 BCE

Gold, lapis lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone, and bitumen
16 7/10 × 11 in
42.5 × 27.94 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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