Statue of Princess Simi from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 04 June 2019

This is the upper part of the statue of Princess "Simi". Simi was the daughter of princess Doshafri, and granddaughter of king Sanatruq I (reigned c. 140 - 180 CE) through her mother. The overall depiction of the attire and pieces of jewelry are very similar to her mother's one (on the right, not shown), although is smaller; it seems that the same sculptor did both statues and both of them were found in the 5th temple at Hatra. The pieces of jewelry on the headdress, neck, arms, and fingers were carefully depicted.

Made of limestone. The height of the statue is 143 cm. The Aramaic inscription on the base of the statue (not shown here) says it was made in the Seleucian year 449 and commissioned by her husband. From 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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