Statue of a ruler of Ashur

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2014

This alabaster statue depicts a man who wears a fringed robe. It probably came from an Ishtar temple. The statue likely represents a local ruler of the city of Ashur; his name was Zariqum. This ruler was loyal to Amar-Sin, king of Ur. The man's garment and his posture are consistent with similar art works of that period. Ur III, circa 2000 BCE. From Ashur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (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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