During her tour of the museum grounds, Bhandari examined prominent masterpieces including an ancient Nepalese statue of Maitreya dating back to 11001200, a statue of Gudea
, Prince of Lagash from Musee du Louvre, the Winged dragon, a statue of a Dancing Shiva, and Fountain of Light by contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.
Yet, a few metres away, another stone statue shows Mesopotamian ruler Gudea
, who also ruled over a large empire, standing humbly with his hands clasped.
The group paid particular attention to a statue of Maitreya, a Buddha from the Malla dynasty in Nepal dating back to 1100-1200, a statue of Gudea
, prince of Lagash from Muse du Louvre, the Winged dragon, a statue of Dancing Shiva and Fountain of Light by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.
D, Antinoopolis, Bactrian Princess statue - end of third or beginning of second millennium BC Central Asia, a statue of Gudea
, the Prince of Lagash, from the Neo-Sumerian period, 2125 - 2110 BC in Ancient Girsu, now known as Iraq, as well as an ancient statue of the Sphinx, which dates back to the 6th century BC.
This possibility is strengthened by the subsequent lines, where it is emphasized that Gudea
also secured the city from slander (evil tongue) and evil, which should probably be taken as metaphysical sources of danger, since these types of forces feature prominently in rituals against sickness and catastrophe in Mesopotamian and Hittite contexts.
The museum includes a statue of Gudea
, Ruler of Iraqi ancient City of Girsu, in the year 2300 BC, a location for copper mining, another for shell jewelry, another for the primitive fishing equipment in Ras Al Jinz area and a location for incense and beauty materials.
It will also feature paintings, sculptures, masks and vases from pre-Bronze Age to Pop Art, including 4,000-year-old statue of Mesopotamian ruler Gudea
Among artworks from antiquity heading to Abu Dhabi are a 4,000-year-old statue of Mesopotamian ruler Gudea
, a figurine of King Ramses II from Egypt's 19th dynasty, and a 16th century ornate Nigerian salt seller.
Scholars of the ancient Near East have shown how temples were often connected to acts of creation, from the Akkadian Enuma Elish to the Sumerian Gudea
900AD), the poignant portrait of Gudea
, king of Lagash, Mesopotamia (c.
PROTASE, Dumitru, GUDEA
, Nicolae y ARDEVAN, Radu: Din istoria militara a Daciei romane.
Istoricul Nicolae Gudea
, in lucrarea Din istoria crestinismului la romani.