Sumerian Votive Plaque from Khafajah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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This limestone plaque was excavated by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the early 1930s, 1st season. It depicts three scenes in three registers. The upper register shows a banquet scene with musicians. The middle register shows men bringing jars. The lower register shows four horses (the chariot is now lost). There is a square hole at the middle for wall fixation. Early Dynastic period, c. 2600 BCE. From Khafajah (ancient Tutub), Iraq. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 25). Sumerian Votive Plaque from Khafajah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10776/sumerian-votive-plaque-from-khafajah/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Sumerian Votive Plaque from Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 19 Sep 2021.