A Mesopotamian Terracotta Plaque for the God Ea (ENKI), ca. 1200 - 1000 BCE
A Mesopotamian Terracotta Plaque for the God Ea (ENKI), ca. 1200 - 1000 BCE
A Mesopotamian Terracotta Plaque for the God Ea (ENKI), ca. 1200 - 1000 BCE
A Mesopotamian Terracotta Plaque for the God Ea (ENKI), ca. 1200 - 1000 BCE

A Mesopotamian Terracotta Plaque for the God Ea (ENKI), ca. 1200 - 1000 BCE

MT2210

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The molded deity figure is depicted as a bearded man wearing a horned cap and long robes.

Ea, also known as Enki, was the Sumerian god of wisdom, fresh water, intelligence, trickery and mischief, crafts, magic, exorcism, healing, creation, virility, fertility, and art. Ea is considered a member of the special class of Mesopotamian gods called the Anunnaki.  Originally, Enki (then known as Enkig) was a Sumerian deity of fresh water and patron of the city of Eridu, considered by the Mesopotamians the first city established at the beginning of the world where the gods established law. The god first appeared in written works during the Early Dynastic Period III (2600-2334 BCE) and was established as an important god of the Akkadians by c. 2400 BCE, who knew him as Ea.

Medium: Clay

Dimensions: Height: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Length: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm)

Condition: The plaque is intact and in very good condition overall. It is presented on a custom mount.

Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Feuer, NY., acquired 1970s - 1980s, then by descent.

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