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Sarcophagus of a couple ("Sarcophage des Epoux") from Cerveteri, where, rare in Etruscan funerary art, the wife is placed at the same level as the husband. They make the gesture of offering perfume, a ritual which, together with partaking of wine, is typical of Etruscan funerals. See also 10-03-05/69,70 Terracotta, H: 114 cm
Shell plaque from Ur, showing two rams.From the grave of Pu-Abi, see 03-03-01/8. Presumably the decoration of a lyre or harp.Shell was one of the most popular ways of decorating objects in Sumer. Bitumen was used as a glue.Here, animal scenes are silhouetted on the shell, with the background and details filled with bitumen. ANE 121529