"The Spinner" Relief

The Spinner Relief Small

Fragment of the bas-relief called "The spinner"

This Bitumen mastic relief depicts a woman threading a spindle from the Neo Elamite period of ancient Susa.

Louvre Excerpt

Fragment of the bas-relief called "The spinner"
Susa
Neo-Elamite period
Bitumen mastic
Remarkable condition
H 9.3 cm; L 13 cm
Sb 2834

Description

"This small fragmentary relief, of great quality, shows a young woman, probably of high social level. She is seated in oriental fashion in front of a table loaded with fish, loaves of bread and fruit. She turns the spindle with her right hand and holds the thread with her left hand, while a servant moves a large oblong fan" - Louvre

Woman threading a spindle Relief from ancient Susa

 

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