Bust of a Priest from Uruk at the Iraq Museum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2019
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The upper torso of this grey alabaster statue of a male priest was found inside a pottery vessel in the ancient cite of Uruk by a German archaeological team from the German Oriental Society in 1929-1930 CE. Probably, it was buried after it got broken. Its height is about 21 cm. The man is bearded, bare-chested, and wears a headband. His physique is muscular. The upper limbs are flexed and clutched to the body and the hands are fisted. From Uruk (modern-day Warka), in southern Iraq. Circa 3000 BCE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, March 21). Bust of a Priest from Uruk at the Iraq Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10267/bust-of-a-priest-from-uruk-at-the-iraq-museum/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bust of a Priest from Uruk at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10267/bust-of-a-priest-from-uruk-at-the-iraq-museum/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bust of a Priest from Uruk at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 31 Jul 2021.