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Statue of Idrimi, King of Alalakh in the 15th century BC. It is inscribed with a vivid account of Idrimi’s life and achievements, including the events that caused him to flee Syria, and the circumstances that led to his spectacular return. The inscription is recognised as one of the most important cuneiform texts ever found.
Height: 104.14cm; Width: 48.26 cm; Diameter: 59.69 cm
Model made by the Factum Foundation. As the statue itself is too delicate to lend, Factum Foundation will create a highly accurate, life-sized replica using 3D imagery. This will enable Idrimi to travel for the first time in almost 80 years. Future plans for Factum Foundation’s replica model include Idrimi featuring in a forthcoming touring exhibition about ancient and modern Syria, organised by the charity Making Light. Here Idrimi’s historical story as a political refugee will illustrate a contemporary narrative that will look at the preservation of life and culture for people of the Middle East today.