Height: 37.500 cm
Excavated by H.R.H. Hall
ME 114207 (1919.10-11.2607)
Room 56: Mesopotamia
Stone statue of Kurlil
From Tell al-'Ubaid, southern
Early Dynastic period, about 2500 BC
Found next to the Temple of Ninhursag
This limestone statue was excavated in 1919
besides the ruins of the temple at
The statue is typical of figurines set up in a temple to pray on behalf of the donor, though Kurlil's cross-legged pose here is unusual.
An inscription tells us that Kurlil was responsible for building work on the Temple of Ninhursag.
J.E. Reade, Mesopotamia (London, The British Museum Press, 1991)
D. Collon, Ancient Near Eastern art (London, The British Museum Press, 1995)
H.R. Hall and C.L. Woolley, Ur Excavations, vol. I: Al-Uba (London, Oxford University Press, 1927)