Farm Animals - Milking a Large Nanny Goat - 4,000 BC

Vivid an highly decorative, these varied figures of goats, kids and their herd give an indication of the genius of Sumerian artists. They are exquisitely carven and are inlaid in a plaque that once adorned the palace walls at Kish - one of a series in which similar pastoral subjects and martial events were treated.

From Wonders of the Past