Sumerian Steatite Amulet of “Imdugud”, The Divine Bird,
c. 2500-2200 B.C.
Bulging eyes, deployed wings, his feet tucked under his body, drilled hole at the back for suspension.
Imdugud: in Sumerian mythology is the divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind and the thunder clouds. He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth and seen as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water.
Size:7 cm Wide - 2 11/16 inches
Culture:Sumerian, c. 2500-2200 B.C.
Provenance:Private UK collection, Mrs G. Berge, acquired in the ME in the 1990’s
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