Ivory Panel with an Egyptian Religious Scene from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 June 2019
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On a sacred barge with papyrus prows, a crowned sun-disc (with two cobras) rides and appears to arise from the horizon. It is flanked by two Ba birds. On the disc, there is the so-called triple (hmhm) atef crown, flanked by uraei set on a pair of ram's horns. The wedjat eye, looking to the left, is at the center of the disc. The Ba birds are human-headed and have human arms and wear the double crown of Egypt and the nemes head cloth.

Cloisonne; most of the design was inlaid. The overall design is reminiscent of a very complex "theological" jewelry, such as that from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq. From Room SW37 at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, 9th to 7th century BCE. 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, June 08). Ivory Panel with an Egyptian Religious Scene from Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10896/ivory-panel-with-an-egyptian-religious-scene-from/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ivory Panel with an Egyptian Religious Scene from Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jun 2019. Web. 13 Jun 2021.