Painted Ceramic Jar From Khafajah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 September 2016
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This is an example of a type of decorated pottery known as Scarlet Ware. The painting includes chariot and banquet scene with musicians. One musician plays a bull-headed lyre. The jar is the earliest object so far known to combine these recurrent themes in Sumerian art. Early Dynastic Period, 2800-2600 BCE. From Khafajah (ancient Tutub), modern-day Diyala Governorate, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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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. (2016, September 13). Painted Ceramic Jar From Khafajah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5642/painted-ceramic-jar-from-khafajah/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Ceramic Jar From Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 13, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5642/painted-ceramic-jar-from-khafajah/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Ceramic Jar From Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2016. Web. 23 Oct 2021.