Silk Road Collection
West Asia

Statue of God

  • West Asia
  • Mesopotamia
  • from the 9th to 8th centuries BC
  • Ancient Babylon
  • silver
  • 5.2cm in height

Various gods and goddesses were worshiped in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. This silver statue is believed to be Nincurba, the messenger of the god of the heaven Anu and the servant of gods, who wears a crown of horns and a kaunakes (long woolen cloak used in sacrifice rites).