Terracotta Female Figurines from the Ubaid Period

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2014
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The decoration on both lizard-headed female figurines might well represent tattoos or jewelery. The one on the right side appears to breastfeed an infant. Such figurines were probably made for ritual purposes. Ubaid period, 5200-4200 BCE, from Ur, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).

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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. (2014, July 26). Terracotta Female Figurines from the Ubaid Period. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2866/terracotta-female-figurines-from-the-ubaid-period/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Terracotta Female Figurines from the Ubaid Period." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2014. Web. 26 Oct 2021.