Egyptian Aegis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 07 September 2019
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Egyptian aegis with the head of the goddess Hathor. Her headdress is composed of uraei (rearing cobras) beneath a sun-disc and cow's horns. Bronze. From Egypt, precise provenance is unknown. Third Intermediate Period, 26th Dynasty, c. 550 BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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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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