A Stone Mace Head with Lions

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2014
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This is a symbolic weapon which was dedicated to a temple in order to receive gods' blessings. The lions' heads represent power and reflect the fact the donor was a royal person. Early dynastic period, 2500 BCE, from Sippar, Mesopotamia, 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, July 26). A Stone Mace Head with Lions. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2864/a-stone-mace-head-with-lions/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Stone Mace Head with Lions." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2864/a-stone-mace-head-with-lions/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Stone Mace Head with Lions." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2021.