Goat in Thicket

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.