Diorite statue of an Akkadian ruler of Ashur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 August 2014
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This statue was unearthed during the German excavations at the city of Ashur in 1905 CE. The statue depicts a man in a long gown, which is girded at the waist with a belt. The details of the body, especially at the shoulders and upper arms are marvelous. In the year 1983 CE, Iraqi archaeologists discovered the head of this statue at the same place. Altogether, the hairstyle of the man, his dress, and the artistic treatment of the body are consistent with the sculptural art during the reign of Manistushu of Akkad. Therefore, this man could be a local Akkadian rule of the city of Ashur. From Ashur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 2300 BCE. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).

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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, August 28). Diorite statue of an Akkadian ruler of Ashur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2978/diorite-statue-of-an-akkadian-ruler-of-ashur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Diorite statue of an Akkadian ruler of Ashur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2014. Web. 25 Oct 2021.