Sumer is the site of the earliest known civilisation, located in the southernmost part of Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This area later became Babylonia, and is now known as southern Iraq, stretching from Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. The first civilisation in Sumer was that of the Ubaidians – they actively practiced agriculture; developed trade; and established industries, including weaving, leatherwork, metalwork, masonry, and pottery.
Western Asiatic Sumerian Alabaster Macehead
A carved, tubular macehead with domed upper face. There are two rows of discoid sockets to the sidewall to accept coloured hardstone inserts.
Condition: Good condition.