Seated Statue of Gudea
Date ca. 2100 BCE
Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Neo-Sumerian Revival
Dimensions height 29″
Provenance Lagash (Telloh), Iraq
Housed at Musée du Louvre
Though nothing of the temple that Gudea had built now survives, we still know much about it nonetheless, given the inscriptions found upon this work and others like it. Gudea sits with hands clasping one another, in a dignified, graceful pose, helping to convey himself as a great ruler.