Surviving head from a statue
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Excavated at Nineveh, this statue is of an Akkadian ruler. For many generations it was thought to be of Sargon, but that assessment is not definite. It was crafted from bronze and this remaining portion measures about twelve inches.
Originally, there would have been gemstones in the statue’s eyesockets: the statue looks rather eerie without them.
It is also possible that this statue is of Naram-sin or some other Akkadian king.