HUMBABA'S HEAD

MS 4573/1
MS Short Title HUMBABA'S HEAD
Text HUMBABA'S HEAD WITH WRINKLES, A BROAD GRIN AND STRAIGHT HAIR, VOTIVE CLAY CAST
Description MS on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1600 BC, 1 circular votive head, 7,3x7,1x3,0 cm, uninscribed.
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Context MSS 4573/1-3 come from a hoard of 4 casting forms and 56 casts of an artist's workshop, not yet distributed for votive use in private homes.
Provenance
Commentary Humbaba belongs in the tale of Gilgamesh in the Cedar Forest, where Gilgamesh and Enkindu kill the demi god, Humbaba. "Humbaba, his voice is the Deluge, his speech is Fire, and his breath is Death!" See MS 3025.
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Place of origin Babylonia
Dates 2000 - 1600 BC

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