Warka Vase as recovered (6/12/03)
- bibliography and image source:
(unpublished; via McGuire Gibson).
- copyright for image:
left side: Hirmer Verlag / right side: (via McGuire Gibson; source withheld upon request)
• museum number: IM19606|
• excavation number: W14873
• provenience: Uruk
• dimension(s) (in cm):
height: ca. 105; upper diam.: 36
• material: stone (alabaster)
• date: (ca. 3000 BC)
vase, relief decoration in four registers, showing (bottom to top) rows of plants, sheep (make and female), nude males carrying baskets or jars, and a cultic scene, in which the ruler of city of Uruk delivers provisions to the temple of the goddess
Inanna, represented here by two reed bundle standarts--symbols of the goddess--and a woman, probably her priestess ); rim broken; repair piece inserted in antiquity (holes drilled for repair)
• status: stolen in April 2003, returned to museum in June 2003.