Mesopotamian Sculpture, vintage 8 x 10 inch pearl finish double-weight photograph depicting “Mesopotamian – Sculpture – Sumerian.” Additional handwritten notation reads “Steward from Mari / Louvre / Parrot Sumer”; used in André Parrot’s 1960 book “Sumer.” The original piece is housed in the Louvre Museum, France. Printed in the second half of the 20th century as part of the American Heritage Publishing Archive.
André Parrot (1901–1980), French archeologist specializing in the ancient Near East. He led excavations in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, and is best known for his work at Mari, Syria, where he led important excavations from 1933 to 1975. He was appointed chief curator of the National Museums in 1946, and became director of the Louvre from 1958 to 1962.
Mesopotamia is a name for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, the northeastern section of Syria, as well as parts of southeastern Turkey and of southwestern Iran. Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization by the Western world, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq.
Verso bears original filing notations and/or credit stampings and/or handwritten notations. In very good condition.
Provenance: From the American Heritage Publishing Archives.
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