Princess Doshafri from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 04 June 2019
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This is the upper part of the statue of princess "Doshafri", daughter of king Sanatruq I of Hatra (reigned c. 140 - 180 CE). Although the statue is somewhat weathered, it is an excellent example conveying the appearance of a Hatrene princess. The Mesopotamian god Shamash appears on the front aspect of her elegant headdress. The pieces of jewelry on the headdress, neck, arms, and fingers were carefully depicted.

Made of limestone. The height of the statue is 222 cm. The Aramaic inscription on the base of the statue (not shown here) says it was made in the year 138 CE. From the 5th temple at Hatra, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. Parthian period, 2nd century CE. 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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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Princess Doshafri from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2019.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Princess Doshafri from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2019. Web. 27 Nov 2021.