Goat in Thicket
Date ca. 2600 BCE
Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Sumerian
Medium Wood, gold, lapis lazuli
Dimensions tallest height 20″
Provenance The Great Death Pit in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, Muqaiyir, Iraq
Housed at Iraq Museum, Baghdad and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Found within the most impressive Death Pit in the Royal Cemetery, this statue was amongst many other lavish artifacts. The goat itself and the flowers symbolize fertility.