This is a sculpture of a man found in Mesopotamia. It is made of limestone, not copper, however it is about the same size of the “Striding man” and was found at around the same time, 3000 BC. This “standing man” is a sculpture made to carry around as a ‘spirit’ or as a representation of a god to worship or pray to without going to the temple. It would stay in peoples houses. This helps us in our understanding of what the copper sculpture “Striding man” may have or may not have been. As it is unclear what the “Striding man” is for, or even what he is (demon or hero), we can understand what other human-figure sculptures were used for, or what they represented by looking at other sculptures made around the same time period; such as this find – the “standing man.” (supporting image for “Striding man”)

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